Swimming has been a haven of physical, mental and emotional refuge for me throughout my adult life. The pandemic has amplified this fact, but normal pool swimming routines are not possible at this time, so I dedicated myself to swimming in open water. In the water, I enjoy being weightless and moving like a dolphin. While I experience some anxiety, the time spent in it restores my mood and generates a greater appreciation for life. To capture the refuge from the water experience, I purchased a waterproof camera and took it to the pond and reservoir. The resulting images reveal some of a swimmer’s visual experiences, but they also amplify the physical isolation and smallness of a human during a pandemic.