I swam a lot many years ago and was in your situation. So I kept trying to do more and more, faster, and more skill.
Then i lost the passion of swimming. Quit swimming for clost to ten years.
I have now started swimming again. I now swim for fun. I don't worry about speed, style, or skill. I am lapped, and I lap some.
Wear the suit that's comfortable, the ear and nose plugs that work for if needed and just enjoy the time.
I know some may think I am odd at the pool. Slightly out of shape 36 year old in briefs. But I am in it for me. Since i started swimming again i was the only one in briefs or jammers. Now I am seeing more starting to wear jammers and briefs verses their swim trunks.
Just keep swimming and having fun. Do what you can do in the time you have available.
My daughter swam her first 1K with me last week. She was disappointed in herself the next day because she was too sore to go lap swimming with me. Now she says she will only swim till she feels she is done and not to over do it.
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