I practiced the over the barrel approach at the Goodwin but found it very hard work to keep it tidy whilst coping with the swell. As swimmers left, the water became a little steadier and I managed to relax into the swim and managed a few tidy lengths before tiredness set in. I didn't make much effort to join the lengths together as there was plenty to challenge me. I feel that if I try to be comfortable I'll lose the entry and exit components of the stroke and I'll be back where I was a month ago.
On a positive note my knees have recovered during the day suggesting that no serious damage was done yesterday.