Mental noise, internal and external pressure, and the environment can greatly determine any race’s success.
Mel Stewart underwater versus Rowdy Gaines above water.
It’s the season for championship meets, and the goal of any program is to finish on top. One of the easiest ways to do this is to compete as a cohesive team, with everyone participating as the best teammate they can be.
Nike Swim seeks youthful swimmers for the Nike Swim Catalogue.
Good recovery between prelims and finals sessions at a meet has a huge impact on how you race in finals. The second half of the day demands much more energy, excitement, and, most importantly, mental and physical preparedness.
“During down times of the day, we compare sports and talk about workability and cross-sport conversion. After a particularly spirited discussion about rowing and swimming, I decided to research the issues swimmers might face if they attempt to crossover and do their best Bo Jackson impersonation.”
Getting off to a good start is one of the most important parts of the swimming race. The shorter the race, the more important the start becomes.
“Howard Wheeler helped me become a man. I started at Furman not knowing a single person, as a shy, unheralded, barely recruited, average swimmer. Howard not only helped me come out of my shell, but he saw what no other coach had ever seen.”
“What do you think our coach would do if we started fighting with our rival team at the end of conference meet?”
#4 – You realize your talent won’t get you to your goal, and you start working your butt off.
It’s a Friday morning in January. It’s dark. It’s cold. It’s been a long week at work, and an even…
6-time Olympic medalist Matt Grevers, aka The Gentle Giant, is 6 feet 9 inches tall.
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“At the end of one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character finally lives the perfect day. After repeating Feb 2nd innumerable times, he eventually makes each day a masterpiece by developing his talents and hobbies to the fullest potential…”
FINA has approved time standards and events for the 2015 World Masters’ Championships that will be held from August 10th…