I finally got out in the open water again after exclusive pool swimming in July and August. It was surprisingly comfortable and I was not panicky at all. Union Reservoir has a simple set up of 3 buoys in a triangle configuration. There were about 15 people swimming counterclockwise loops.
I swam two loops and then took a short break and then proceeded to swim four more loops resting briefly between each. My sighting was not that great, but did improve over the session. Unfortunately I don’t think I will be ready for the 2.4mile swim September 3rd. Instead I will do the 1.2mile swim that day.