11 Practical Steps to Overcoming Your Fears of Swimming in Deep Water

Many swimmers think the deep end of the pool has fierce monsters that will suck them down to the bottom.

“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

RSusher

I help swimmer have fun, improve, get fast and learn about the great sport of swimming. I've always loved coaching the swimmers who weren't as talented or world class fast but they loved the sport and they wanted to learn and improve. I want you to benefit from my coaching and training.

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