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Scared of Swimming in the Ocean: Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back

By SwimSwam, 10/10/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Being able to see the bottom during an open water swim is a major bonus. It makes an open water swim more interesting and chances are it means the water is very clear.

Terrified of swimming in the ocean or open water? You are not alone. One of the most common things that put people off open water swimming or triathlons is the fear of swimming in deep water. This is something the majority of people who get into the sport have to get over, whether they admit it or not.

The fear of swimming in deep water with the thought of not knowing what is under you is really just imaginary thoughts in your head creating a feeling of fear for no reason.

Even though it is just imaginary thoughts in your head, it is enough to hold people back from doing their first open water swim or triathlon event.