I swam 54 minutes today at Konyaaltı Varyant, starting at 7:50. I headed east along the cliffs. It was sunny, warm but not hot. The sea was 28 C, very gentle swells, no wind, no waves. Visability in the water was less than 4m.

11 min warmup then a simple descending tempo on 250-stroke repeats, using the Tempo Trainer.

Started at 1.18 tempo, 1.16, 1.14, 1.12, 1.10, 1.08, 1.06, 1.04 then I had to get out.

I focused on a full-catch (high elbow), and quiet entry.

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