Mental Health

Japan Continues To Focus On Athletes’ Mental Health

The subject of mental health is embedded within the Japanese sporting structure in light of the toll a pandemic and Olympic postponement can have on athletes.

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BSN Sports Free Webinar: Mental Health With Emily Klueh

Join Klueh, the the US Olympic and Paralympic Mental Health Officer, as she covers “Destigmatizing Mental Health During Competition Postponements”.


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Cate Campbell Slated to Participate in AOC’s Well-being Week

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced that sprinting superstar Cate Campbell will be one of twelve athletes participating in Wellbeing Week.


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European Championship Medalist Ilaria Cusinato Opens Up about Eating Disorder

The Italian IMer Ilaria Cusinato published a letter about reasons that led her to leave the Federal Center of Ostia (Rome) in the summer of 2019.

Michael Phelps Shines Spotlight On Mental Health, Documentary On Today Show

American Olympic icon Michael Phelps was a special guest on NBC News’ TODAY, shining a light on his new documentary entitled The Weight of Gold.

5 Ways Swim Coaches Can Develop Mentally Tougher Swimmers

Here are five things swim coaches can start doing today to help develop swimmers that are mentally tough and who are more likely to enjoy the process.

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.

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.

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.

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.