Attended the Lake Saint Louis Triathlon practice swim this morning. I definitely need to work on my sighting. I was zig-zagging way too much. I'm going to have to start forcing myself to take fewer strokes between when I sight. I need to keep under 10 strokes per sight. I was probably hitting 20 or more before I would sight. About.com has a good article on improving your open water swim.
After the swim practice TrainingBible Coach, Sally Drake, is putting on a "training camp". She's taking people out on the bike and run courses. You can sign up here until 8/22/2008. Looks like it could be a lot of fun. I think it's only 25 bucks and they're having a barbecue afterwards.
Below is a map of the 1500m swim course.