“Why is the focus on the top swimmers? Why don’t younger kids get more attention?”
#1 – You’re horrible at IM, but you wish the 100 IM was an event in NCAA swimming.
Swim parents sometimes wonder: “Why is my swimmer in all these hard events?” or “It’s the beginning of the season. My swimmer isn’t going to do well.”
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“During down times of the day, we compare sports and talk about workability and cross-sport conversion. After a particularly spirited discussion about rowing and swimming, I decided to research the issues swimmers might face if they attempt to crossover and do their best Bo Jackson impersonation.”
#10 When someone asks you if you miss competitive swimming, it’s never a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
A few weeks ago Brian King‘s name appeared in the press, he is the man now training Sun Yang in Australia….
We all dream of achieving the pinnacle of excellence. But few have the stomach for what comes next. The hard work, the sacrifice, the time spent honing and perfecting our technique, elevating our conditioning until that moment where we stand up on the blocks and let it all fly.
Natalie Coughlin gets psyched up to swim like few other in history, as is evidenced by her Olympic success. What can you do to experience the same? (Photo: Janna Schulze/SwimSwam.com)
With the following suggestions, my sole intention is to provide some ideas to help our young athletes and future champions improve their level and be more competitive.
“By the time we boarded the plane for France, we were feeling pretty confident that all details had been handled. But we were wrong. We had overlooked an essential aspect of traveling with SwimBoy. Caloric intake.”
Elite swimmers recognize the value in having ultimate accountability with their swimming. Here are 6 tips for busting the excuse-making loop.
Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian has it. Here are 6 ways that you can adopt the mindset of an elite swimmer.
Chuck Warner, the author, is a coach and an old friend. Thoughtful and passionate about the sport, he has studied the details behind what it takes to achieve swimming excellence.
#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.