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.
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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.
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These are our local community pools, country clubs, YMCA’s and learn-to-swim programs, all of which laid the groundwork for some of the greatest athletes of all time. As competitive swimmers who have “moved on” to bigger things, we should always respect the roles of these organizations.
Anthony Ervin gets sage warm up advice from Coach Jack Roach…