Swim Confidently in the Ocean April 02, 2019 02:46 Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. You might be a fish in the pool, where visibility is clear, waves are nonexistent, and a handy wall clock tracks your pace. But swimming in open water is another beast entirely. The ocean presents a living and dynamic environment that's less familiar for many people, says Matt Dixon, elite triathlon coach, founder of Purplepatch Fitness, and author of The Well-Built Triathleteand that can lead to nerves or even panic. For first-timers and seasoned vets alike, here are Dixon's tips for conquering open-water anxiety and becoming a stronger swimmer out in the surf. Transition from the pool to open water with these triathlete-tested tips. https://www.shape.com/fitness/training-plans/all-you-need-swim-confidently-oceanSource: Shape MagazineOriginal Publication Date: August 22nd, 2014 Related articles All In Mistake Prevention Defining Functional Strength MwM - 2019 Postseason Discussion and Questions How do I optimize my Garmin for Purple Patch Training Sessions?