Its fine to strive for perfection in swimming, but only as long as it’s done with the understanding that you can never get there. All you can ever ask of yourself is to give it your best shot, leave it all in the pool, and try to be the best version of yourself that you can be on that day.
As a swimmer, you train and practice much more than you actually compete, so being able to get yourself into the right frame of mind and get the most out of yourself in a practice is key.
I’ve spent the past several years working with NCAA D1 swim programs, first at Florida Gulf Coast University and now…
Success in swimming isn’t accomplished with the battles you win inside the pool. Success in swimming is accomplished with the battles you win outside the pool; how you emotionally cope with big races, how you handle the challenges and obstacles of competitive swimming, and most importantly, how you mentally respond to the failures that you experience.
Hey folks! I just got back from Clearwater, FL where I spent the past 4 days working on location with…
Is it better to go into a meet expecting certain results or not expecting certain results? Is it beneficial to approach competition expecting yourself to achieve a specific outcome or to let go of expectations altogether?
Here are some things that you can do to delve deep within yourself and find the motivation to keep going even when you feel like backing out.
The true art of great coaching is being able to, not only develop your swimmers physically, but to also develop them mentally; to understand what makes each of your swimmers tick and how you need to interact with them in order to get the best out of them.
In this video, I talk about the ways which you can best approach handling expectations so that they don’t crush down on you and negatively affect your ability to perform in the pool.
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.