I’ve seen a few articles on coping with open water swimming fears recently, and I though I’d take a contrary and more visual tack.
If you suffer from the open water heebeejeebies, try taking control and instead of trying to swim away from imaginary monsters, try summoning them, so you control them and become the master or mistress.
Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. – Nietzsche
And here’s a video I hope you enjoy. I finally shot something good with David Dammerman’s camera, so thanks David!
I particularly recommend you enjoy what happens about 2:25 and the last few seconds.