Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: The Top 3 Things to do Outside the Pool to Swim Faster

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Founder and CEO, David Arluck, asks Olympians Peter Vanderkaay and Chloe Sutton what are the three things you do outside of the pool to prepare for a race.


Work your mental game. Getting your head into what you have to accomplish. You can do this with self-talk, positive affirmations and visualizations of what you need to do. 


Visualization is key. “I tell kids all the time, if you can’t see youself winning, there’s a good chance you won’t.”

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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