There’s no shame or weakness in admitting you fear a particular race. Utilizing ways of coping with races you fear so that you can mitigate that fear and be your best is absolutely essential.
It’s an easy trap to fall into. You see other swimmers around you achieving the things you want to achieve and finding the success you want to find but that, for whatever reason, you just can’t seem to get your hands on.
Being human is such a complex experience. It’s by no means simple. There are times when you feel like you’re…
Being an athlete isn’t easy. It’s a difficult life, and having the motivation to push you through the hard times and painful moments when you feel like giving up is absolutely essential.
Confidence is a skill. And, like any skill, it’s something that you have to continuously work on if you want to maintain it and keep it sharp.
Off-Season? What off-season!? Great athletes don’t take time off. If you want to compete at a high level and succeed in your sport, you have to skip your off-season and continue to train all year round.
Failure is awesome and you need it! Without failure, you can never succeed. Without failure, you can never grow. Without…
Will Jonathan breaks down a 5-point check list of how to get into a great swimming mindset.
The sport of swimming has a tendency to expose your flaws. It’s a brutal and at times agonizing sport that can really take its toll on a person.
Sometimes, having an intense desire for something can actually be a bad thing.
What does it mean to care about swimming? What is the barometer for determining whether or not a person actually really does genuinely care about their swimming and what they want achieve within the sport?
As a swimmer, if and when you start to rack up some great times and generate some success for yourself, then here are some modes of thinking you want to consider so that you can properly mentally cope with that success and keep it from negatively affecting you as you move forward.
I have a confession to make. My confession is that I’m a pure land mammal. I was never a swimmer like you are.
As an athlete, one of the absolute most important things that will define your career is how you respond to the results you experience.
With championship seasons popping up over the next few months for all levels of college swimming across the US, I wanted to discuss a topic that every college swimmer can relate to and utilize going into their championship meets: The importance of mentally coping with the tapering process.