Mental Health

Mental Health Concerns Up 150% to 200% Among NCAA Student-Athletes

A new NCAA survey shows that mental health concerns among its student-athletes are currently 150% to 200% higher than usual during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Richmond Swimmer Studies Effects of Retirement on Female Swimmers

University of Richmond swimmer Lexie Gilbert sought to understand the “struggles of the retirement process” and provide recommendations to help.

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Maya DiRado, Natalie Coughlin Talk Mental Health with USOPC Sport Psychologist

Having both experienced the stress caused by time away from the pool, Coughlin and DiRado talk to Dr. Sean McCann on how to prioritize mental health.

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Mental Health for Athletes: Yoga and Meditation Class Series

This series of meditation and yoga classes has been created to give athletes tools to help enhance their mental health…

10 Easy Tips To Take Your Swimming To The Next Level During COVID-19

While we’ve all been forced out of the water for the time being, we’re fully capable of both adjusting and accomplishing our goals in creative ways.

33 Meters: Maddy Banic, Better Than Ever

Maddy Banic: “My swimming today isn’t where I want it to be, but I view myself now as an underdog who has to claw my way back.”

In Light of New Lawsuit, Phelps Talks USOPC’s Lack of Mental Health Resources

“How long should I stay silent? I can sit here and be silent for as long as you want, because that’s what I got,” said Phelps to the Washington Post.

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How to Set Goals (And Achieve Them)

Goal setting can be incredibly empowering, but also upsetting when you end up not reaching them. Here are 7 ways to set achievable goals and to reach them.

Survey of 4 NCAA Swimming Programs Reveal High Levels of Pre-Race Anxiety

The Survey, conducted by Olivier Poirier-Leroy, was conducted of 98 collegiate swimmers in 4 NCAA programs: 2 Division I and 2 Division II.

Shout From the Stands: The Ubiquity of My Home

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.

Fail Beautifully

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?

Embracing Defeat: You Either Win or You Learn

if you lose…it’s just an opportunity to go about it differently next time around. Always be prepared to learn… no matter what.

Living a Balanced Swim Life

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.

Shouts from the Stands: What is Developing the WHOLE PERSON?

Coaches talk about developing not only the athlete, but the WHOLE PERSON. Have you ever sat back and thought about what that meant?

Mindfulness for Athletes: How Mindfulness Can Lead to a Peak Performance

Mindfulness can have a powerful impact on your performance in many ways including strengthening focus, reducing anxiety and enhancing recovery…