Does the way you talk about and predict pain and discomfort influence how much pain you end up experiencing? (Spoiler alert: It does.)
Need to get psyched-up? Here are some ways to turn up the intensity the next time you need to get fired up before a race or practice.
We all have bad swims from time to time. Here’s a constructive way to bounce back that you can use when things don’t go your way in the pool.
Not sure about how mental training can help benefit your swimming? Here are 17 ways that a better mindset will help you swim faster this season.
Feeling those pre-race nerves? Stop worrying about being nervous. It’s the fear and worrying about being nervous that makes it a bad thing or not.
The man. The legend. The staggering number of titles. Here are some of legendary swim coach Eddie Reese’s favorite sets for getting swimmers in shape.
Visualization is a mental training skill that swimmers can use to boost confidence. Here’s how some of the top swimmers on the planet use it.
When Mary T. Meagher decided that she was going to break a world record, she focused on doing two things every day as well as she possibly could.
Despite our best intentions, things don’t always go according to plan. Here’s a champion’s take on rolling with the punches at the biggest meet of his life.
When Katie Ledecky stepped up on the blocks in Rio, she had “failed” her way there. Here’s how swimmers can be more willing to chase failure in practice.
Here’s how external self-talk, or talking to yourself, can help you keep cool under pressure when things get tough at the pool.
A common issue swimmers experience is that last moment free-fall of confidence on race day. Here is how to manage your self-confidence so you can swim fast.
When Adam Peaty got behind the blocks at the Rio Olympics he was calm and confident. Here’s how he used visualization to crush the WR and win gold.
Weight lifting can be a bit overwhelming for the swimmer new to the weight room. Here are tips from some of the top S&C coaches in the NCAA.