Here is one of my favorite tricks for keeping calm behind the blocks, while also helping you swim with more control and speed. Whammy!
Ever catch yourself drifting off mentally? Here are 3 ways to stay focused.
Stumbles, setbacks and failures are a natural part of the upwards trajectory of our swimming. What will your reaction be when the inevitable setback happens to you in the pool?
Grit, mental toughness, fortitude—whatever we’re calling it this week, is essential to your swimming success. Here’s why resilience is the difference maker you’ve been looking for in the pool.
by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. “Whatever,” I grumbled under my breath, looking…
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Swim parents want the best for their little swimmers. As it turns out, the stress and expectations you have trickle down to your little athlete.
The way that we train in the pool, the way that we compete when it comes time to stepping up on the blocks, is often a mirror of the training habits we hold in the pool.
Our habits predict how well we train today and how we race tomorrow. Here’s how to cultivate better habits in and out of the water.
Having self-belief isn’t sitting around wishing and hoping that you were stronger mentally. You can develop your self-belief just like a muscle. Here’s how.
We’re a funny bunch. We dunk our heads into water for hours at a time and have staring matches with a black tiled line (usually losing). We don’t shave our bodies for months at a time, and spend thousands of hours training in order to drop tenths or hundredths of a second.
Having spent most of my life on deck and in the pool I recently heard the best advice a swim parent give their little swimmer.
The GOAT’s mom is asked constantly for the secret to success. Her answer? Parents parent, coaches coach, and swimmers swim.