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Have an Oly this weekend and they are doing self seeding for the start. There isn't much information to determine if we will go off in waves or if it's a rolling start, but we are supposed to seed ourselves. Any advice for those who have done this before? I assume there will be plenty of people overestimating/underestimating their swim abilities or strategically selecting the wrong group (i.e. 40 minute swimmer in the first wave to get started sooner). I am guessing it will just be in 5 minute increments so shouldn't be too hard to figure out, but was curious if there are any particular things to consider in selecting start position for this set up.
For a normal AG or mass start, I always just get towards the front to the outside edge and work my way back to the inside over the first 100-200 meters to let the real fish get out and the pretenders to drop back. If I can find some feet, I will, however I notice that most people on my level can't swim straight to save their lives. I actually end up debating the entire swim whether they can't swim straight or I can't - the answer is always them but not sure what an overhead view would show.