Nick Clark's blog on TriFuel.com made my day!
"Check your ego at the door because chances are someone fifty pounds heavier than you will lap you in the pool. Not to mention she will be ten or fifteen years older than you."
You will hate swimming more times than you like it for the first year.
You will hate swimming for the first year.
So there you go, it took me 12 months exactly! Right on schedule! :)