Ditching my hometown for the mean streets of New York had seemed so appealing months before. But as my time at home shrank, so did my excitement to leave.
What does it mean to “Fail Beautifully”? Isn’t failing bad? How can something you think is bad be beautiful? How can I fail and not get in trouble?
if you lose…it’s just an opportunity to go about it differently next time around. Always be prepared to learn… no matter what.
Love your swimming, but remember you’re not just a swimmer. You’re a valuable, amazing human being that does swimming. It’s only part of your life.
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Coaches talk about developing not only the athlete, but the WHOLE PERSON. Have you ever sat back and thought about what that meant?
Mindfulness can have a powerful impact on your performance in many ways including strengthening focus, reducing anxiety and enhancing recovery…
Tennessee’s Madeline Banic was named a 2019 Wilma Rudolph Award winner by the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals.
Being able to control your focus means you are going to swim with better technique, get more enjoyment from the process, and ultimately, swim faster. Here’s the swimmer’s guide to being a focus machine at the pool.
Mental toughness is necessary to become a swimming champion, as it is in any sport. Some are born with it. Others must learn how to get it.
Is it possible for something to completely break you as an athlete, but than later provide physical healing, mental therapy, personal acceptance and extreme gratitude for the sport? It took almost 25 years, but yes, swimming has done just that.
I am less than two weeks away from graduating college. I miss swimming a lot, but I truly feel the good it brought me every day.
We’ve all been there: months of dreaming, hours of training, and an absurd amount of meticulous planning for the day when you meet that coveted qualifying standard. And then you don’t.
It has been just over five years since my life changed forever and I have spent so much time trying make sense of what I was supposed to learn from my back injury that ended my collegiate athletic career.
Tidy up where you can. Make a little mental space for good thoughts and great swims.
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