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If it's greatness you want, stop asking for permission.

You don’t have to go to practice today. You get to.

The grind of our sport can make us lose perspective of the fact that we actually get to do this sport. Here’s a little reminder to be grateful for the journey

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Pro Tip: How to Power Up Your Self-Talk This Season

You probably already know how powerful motivational and positive self-talk can be for swimming like a boss. Here’s a way to make your self-talk even stronger.

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“I worry that I am going to swim bad and not achieve my goals.”

Worrying about how we are going to swim is normal. But how accurate do you think those worries turn out to be? As it turns out, not very.

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Here’s Your First Step to More Self-Confidence This Season

For the swimmer who struggles with being consistently confident, there is a simple exercise they can do to get them focused on the right things. Here’s how.

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This is How Fast Sarah Sjostrom Swims in Practice

You don’t become the fastest 100m butterflyer in history without swimming fast in practice. Here is a look at some of Sarah Sjostrom’s practices and training.

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Alex Popov and the Power of Training the Way You Wanna Compete

Alexander Popov is one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Here’s what you can learn from his relentless pursuit of perfection in practice.

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Why You Should Grade Your Swim Practices

How things go on race day is decided by the average of how your swim practices go. Here’s how grading your workouts will help you be more consistent.

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Caeleb Dressel: Carry a Big Kick and Bigger Goals

How absurd and ambitious are your goals? Here’s a lesson from Caeleb Dressel’s epic performance at NCAA’s to reinforce why you should always be reaching.

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Jason Lezak and the Power of Competing

At the Beijing Olympics Jason Lezak swam one of the most unreal races in swimming history. Here’s how he unleashed the power of competing to make it happen.

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Here’s What Swimmers Can Learn from Michael Phelps’ Pre-Race Routine

How did the greatest swimmer in history prepare on the day of his biggest performances? Here is what you can learn from Michael Phelps’ full race day routine.

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5 Ways This Mental Training Book Will Rock Your Chlorinated Socks Off

Wanna take your swimming and your mindset to the next level this season? This mental training book for elite-minded swimmers will help you do just that.

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What to Do When Tough Sets Scare the Chlorine Out of You

Tough sets and workouts will always be hard. It’s how you mentally approach them that dictates just how hard you want to make them.

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How Caeleb Dressel Deals with a Frustrating Swim Practice

Bad practices happen to us all. Here’s how the fastest swimmer on the planet adjusts when things aren’t going his way at practice.

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This Goal Setting Exercise Will Bring Your Goals to Life This Season

Level up your goal setting this season with this simple journaling exercise that will bring texture to your goals in the pool.

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What Swimmers Need to Know About Performance Anxiety and Pre-Race Butterflies

Performance anxiety and butterflies are a normal part of the competition experience. Here’s what swimmers need to know about being ready to rock on race day.

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