(v) rough water
I guess this is mostly a question for sea swimmers - is there any efficient way to swim in rough water which has no obvious shape or form? It comes from all directions so you can't anticipate and adapt to swim with the water - it hits from all sides. Apart from regular training in these conditions, does anyone have any specific techniques that help?
I ask because I find it a very trying, tiring physical and mental battle when it is over a longish distance.