That's my head in the green cap right in the middle of the picture. In the middle of some fairly big swells I swam just fine. But that wasn't always the case. Before we moved to Hawaii I always said once we got here my triathlon days will be over. Ocean swimming, no way. No. Way. But once I got here I found, to my surprise, I wasn't quite ready to quit.
So I took ONE FULL YEAR to get myself comfortable with ocean swimming. Many, many times I panicked & made a bee line to shore. I often questioned if I'd ever be able to personally get past this fear, let alone train others.
Now, almost four years later I can't imagine ever going back to lap or lake swimming. I L-O-V-E it. I LOVE working with people,getting them comfortable in the water, helping them get past those same fears I had, helping them reach goals and take things to the next level. I think back and am soooo thankful I kept trying. I would have missed out on some of the best times of my life, the best clients, the most fun training with people and countless blessings.
Bottom line: If you don't want to do something, don't. But if you want to, never, and I mean never give up on ypurself. No matter how long it takes or what odds you face. You can do it and it WILL be worth the effort!