View from Cathedral Cove cave, Coromandel, New Zealand


How to Overcome Fear of Ocean Swimming

Do you have a fear of open water swimming in the sea or lakes? You are not alone and in fact this is very normal! No one can promise any ‘magical cure’ for everybody and I certainly won’t even try here in this blog, but we can discusses some suggestions to overcome fear of open water or ocean swimming.

Some benefits of Ocean Swimming

In my life I find easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Ocean swimming – also known as wild swimming, or swimming in nature – is a great way to for me to connect with the world around and find some inner peace. Not only that, but it comes with a whole host of other benefits, both physical and mental and is a great way to make new connections with like-minded friends.

Tow Floats and Ocean Swimming

With the rise in popularity of wild swimming, many swimmers are now using tow floats for additional safety. Is it really safe to use tow floats for ocean swimming? In this article I discuss tow floats and how they add to safety. I also talk about a couple of times when I have worn tow floats that have led to problems in my swims.