Mockba wrote: »
I have had a couple of panic attacks in open water depite having competed in Triathalons for a few years.
What helped me to get over it was to get my head and breathing right by singing a song when I was in the water.
If you keep to the rhythm of the song going in your head you will be relaxed.
When you stop breathing or hold your breath you panic so the idea is to keep breathing. Singing or saying a poem will help you concentrate on your breathing.
100 Green Bottles was my Song ............
Hope this helps...