Some days just don’t go your way. Triathletes require a lot of equipment and that means it occasionally gets broken or lost.
Today I dropped my Garmin 310XT in the ocean surf and never saw it again. Whoops and #@!!%.
In order to get better GPS readings while open water swimming I typically put my Garmin monitor under my swim cap and secure it with my goggle strap. After my beautiful 1 mile ocean swim this afternoon I came out of the surf a little dizzy from the waves and unthinkingly yanked my swim cap from my head. Bye bye Garmin.
If you decide to wear the Garmin monitor in your swim cap I would suggest securing it to you wetsuit or goggles via some type of string or lanyard.