SANDBAGGING: Filling a sack with sand in order to create a protective barrier? No…deliberately performing below one’s actual ability…
Confidant, confused, terrified. Swimmers go through a gamut of emotions when coach scrawls up a tough set on the board. Here are 11 mental stages swimmers go through during a tough workout.
It’s hard being a swimmer sometimes, especially since, as all swimmers know, no one outside the sport understands swimming.
“Swimmers, Swim Teams, and Olympians celebrated Halloween! Above, Olympic icon, Natalie Coughlin as a zombie.” (Swim Photo Credit: The Swimming Family)
With the days getting a little bit shorter, nights getting longer, and the season fully underway, here are 15 reminders why our sport kicks a metric ton of butt.
Swim Training courtesy of Ryan Turner Pushing off the wall has never been harder, but there’s a silver lining to…
Xmetrics: World’s 1st Activity Tracker For Swimmers with Audio Feedback & Bio-mechanical Data Analysis
Xmetrics is the world’s first activity tracker for swimmers with real-time audio feedback & bio-mechanical data analysis.
Goal setting can either be a help or a hindrance, depending upon how we go about setting our intentions…
Just as swimmers conduct a physical warm-up just prior to a practice or competition the best prepared swimmers have also developed a comprehensive psychological or mental warm up in order to put them in the best frame of mind for a great training opportunity or peak performance.
Can anyone expect more from an athlete than giving their best personal effort each and every day? Many teams and athletes believe that they are committed wholeheartedly, yet they continue to fall short of their goals. Why would this happen?
It is fair to say that we live in a negativity culture. Television, magazines, media and peer influences seem to place a constant focus on what can, or does, go wrong. This necessarily creates a negativity bias in our brain, and for athletes, leads to performance limitations.
When your college career is over, and all is said and done, your swimming stats aren’t what’s most important about the sport. Nobody will remember who DQ’d that last relay to lose the meet, or who set what records when. The relationships you gain from your teammates in college are one of a kind; learn to leverage and appreciate them, and your school and swimming will take care of itself.
Swimmers have a language unto themselves. The way we talk to each other is different from the way we talk to our non-swimmer friends. Here are ten examples…
“Unfortunately for the swimmers, chlorine side-effects are the worst at swim meets. Because of increased chlorine, swimmers are exposed to higher levels of chlorine during meets.”