Originally Posted by whoiscathy
That's why I was frustrated (assuming you meant me). If I could get one *** breath, soon I'd be up to a kilometer, I have zero doubts. I just can't seem to get the first one!
I honestly don't think it's psychology. It's something technical in my case.
I do believe that going from 50m to 400m is all in the head, though!
Can you roll onto your back to breathe? This is something we recommend to open water swimmers who need to rest (or who feel that they need to catch their breath) when they're in water over their head with no pool wall where they can stop.