I think I've about done 6 swims now (two per week). My co-worker David has been coaching me on technique....he's given me a lot of pointers that have really helped. He also pointed me to a lot of youtube videos when I first got started.
Yesterday, he brought in his underwater camera and we played around videoing our technique. This is a clip that shows where I am right now.. the current is set to 4mph, (probably way off).
There are lots of things that can be improved but the biggest problem is that my flutter kick sucks. My legs are not high enough, knees are bending, feet are going apart too far from each other, kick rate too slow. Basically just about everything that can be wrong, is wrong.
But I will fix it ;)
Other cross training is going really well. Really want to try out the running but holding off for another two weeks.