Every swim team has them…the loafers who are undeniably giving 50% max at practice day after day, the sneaky strategists who find a shortcut in every set, the save-ups who manage to leave a killer practice with a ton of energy…you know them as THE SLACKERS!
Featured Image: FINIS Swimming HQ yesterday. (Thanks to everyone for sharing their Halloween photos!)
“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.
Junior Chloe Mitchell (left) and her coach Brian Nabeta (right) show off DART’s new Breast Cancer Awareness caps, the product of Mitchell’s upstart fundraising campaign in California.
#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.
Check out this teaser video for the Florida women’s dual with Arkansas, courtesy of Florida Swimming & Diving.
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.
Cincinnati-area swimming supporters have found a new way to help promote the sport and help out those in need.
Tripp Montgomery has turned the smallest details into major gains for Carolina Aquatics out of Columbia, SC.
It’s hard being a swimmer sometimes, especially since, as all swimmers know, no one outside the sport understands swimming.
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.
Australian swimming star Eamon Sullivan is staying in the spotlight as he transitions to his post-swimming life, as a contestant on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars.