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How an Open-Water Swim Helped an Entrepreneur Conquer her Fears

She now makes fear-conquering a habit.

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This story appears in the June 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

As I stood at the banks of the lake, I stuck my hand into the dark water. I could barely see my fingers a few inches down. Soon, I’d be jumping into this water, along with hundreds of other people -- the first step of my first sprint triathlon, where I’d face my fear of swimming in open water. Holy crap, I thought. What have I gotten myself into?

Ann Tuennerman

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