It's getting easier. Coty tells me the water is warmer...by 1 degree to be exact, which he usually is (exact, I mean) about such things. I'm not too sure I could tell a difference when I dove in! But it was easier to get in the "zone" and stroke, stroke, stroke.
I added another minute to the swim and 50 more crunches afterwards for grand totals of 17 and 100! And I was informed that I was lifting not 10 but 25 pounds yesterday. The bar weighs 15. What do I know!
Keeping track from now on in the sidebar as I go for consistency in daily exercise.