If you're like me and grew up inland, you probably have a healthy respect for open water.
These tips from TriMagCan might help you train and/or race further from shore: Conquering your fear of the open water swim
Key points from the article:
- Practice more (always good advice)
- Get a good fitting wetsuit
- Know your target swim time
- Know the swim course
- Don't get boxed in
- Ask a coach
- Visualization your swim before the race
All great advice, the only thing I'd add is that I always find building up slowly to any target/goal is a great way to push your limits without getting too far out of your comfort zone - and also reduces any risks of getting in over your head, so to speak.
If you've felt some trepidation about swimming in open water, how did you get over it? Share your experiences below