Whoever is new to this sport is curious to experience something totally new outside of their comfortzone. A lot of these uncomfortable feelings are because of "the not knowing what to expect". Lots of thoughts run to swimmers minds, even the very experienced ones have these.
I love seeing the process of growing skills and the confidence gained by swimmers week by week. Slowly they are overcoming these uncomfortable feelings and it is replaced by pure enjoyment. I receive many messages, email, notes, how fantastic they feel after overcoming these unknown conditions.
Being outside of your comfort zone can be so rewarding.....when will you challenge yourself?
Entries and exit particular can be tricky too, something to train on regular. Some swimmers loose there confident after they are caught out in a condition they have not experienced before. Very important to talk to other swimmers and learn from this. The worse thing to do is stop swimming and not addressing it.
Learning to deal with the unknown is a skill you can develop and train. Good to see so many of you challenging yourself every time, pushing further and further.
Happy swimming everyone,
Lovely sunrise swim with Kim last week