dog best friend has no open water fears. He’s never heard of sea monsters or sharks. His feet are either touching the bottom or not (he’ll find out which and adjust as needed). He lives in a world where ninja fish aren’t scary… they’re a challenge. Rip tides are merely a change in course. Goggles (like leashes) are an inconvenience & wetsuits will never confine him. Forget visibility, muddy water should be drunk first. He looks at open water the way a rain drop looks at the sky: Freedom. I wish I was more like my dog best friend.
Do you have any open water fears? Are they rational or irrational? How have you overcome them? What would you tell someone who is afraid to try a triathlon because of the swim? Please leave your answer in the comment section below.
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