Just because so-called “swammers” may have hung up their goggles, doesn’t mean that those years of hard work were wasted. Former swimmers have spent years developing skills which can be integral to their new lives in the workforce.
Having a good attitude with your training and competition is an easy way to make the grind and chase a little easier. Here are 5 daily mental habits for success in the water for swimmers.
Here’s a 25 tip breakdown for swimmers on how to stay motivated for the long haul of a typical season.
Back in the 1970s, the University of Tennessee Swimming and Diving team was a force to be reckoned with in the SEC. The force behind the VOLS swimming program was Coach Ray Bussard.
So what type of things do we do, and think, during practice? Here is a list of the top 10 things a swimmer does or thinks during practice.
Frustrated with how training is going? Not seeing the results you want? Here are 3 things to try before throwing in the towel.
Reach your body’s peak performance level by diminishing training volume—enabling your body to recover from the physiological stress of months of heavy training. Literature suggests the taper period should involve a reduction to 40-60% of one’s training volume to maximize performance gains.
Ready to build a delightfully awesome pre-race routine to help you swim at your maximum at your next big meet? Start here.
“Why is the focus on the top swimmers? Why don’t younger kids get more attention?”
There are so many cool patches for the swimmers, my question is “Where’s the Love for the Swim Parents?” Here are my 10 suggestions for Swim Parent Patches.
Coach Troy: “Those who are not yet qualified for the NCAA meet have a great fast facility for their best opportunity. Those who raced last week can use this week to address changes and technical improvements from last week in a race environment on last time before the NCAA Championships.”
Three full days of racing is incredibly taxing, both mentally and physically. Athletes must learn how to take advantage of the high-energy environment without letting it deplete their own energy stores.
What separates the elite swimmer from the rest? And what accounts for a less-than-talented swimmer achieving at the highest levels? A little something called mental toughness.
Swimmers see 3 to 4 sunrises per week, often warming up in the dark before dawn. It is difficult to get up early and work your tail off in the pool at 5 a.m., but it is even harder if you aren’t getting your proper shut-eye.