“Oh NOOOOO! I can’t go into the pool. The water is over my head!”
Is this you? Or someone you know?
Being fearful of swimming in deep water is very common. It’s something that most of us have at one point or another.
If you’ve recently learned how to swim or are in the process of learning one of the biggest steps you can take is to learn how to swim in the deep end of the pool.
For many, deep water seems like a huge, dangerous step to take. It seems so much more risky.
Let me tell you though, that swimming in the six-feet or even twenty-feet deep is exactly the same as swimming in water that is only three feet deep.
Of course, standing up is a little different. But the swimming part is the same. (A little bit of a joke here!)
So read the entire article and learn to overcome your fear of swimming in deep water…
11 Steps to overcoming your fear of deep water.
Overcoming your fear of deep water #1
2. Have a lifeguard
3. Choose a safe pool
4. Get used to being in deep water
5. Be able to do a survival float
6. Double the distance
7. Use flotation
8. Practice relaxing
9. Try a mask and snorkle
10. Don’t swim alone
11. Have goggles