Mentally tough swimmers are fast swimmers. Here’s Olympic champion Cody Miller’s favorite tool for swimmers looking to get mentally tougher.
Choose Excellence in Everything You Do in the Pool
In the course of every swim practice, there are things that your coach asks to do that don’t quite tickle your chlorinated fancy: A set that isn’t your main stroke A drill that you think is “useless” A breathing pattern that you struggle with Doing a kick set when you consider yourself a lousy kicker […]
How to Make Today’s Swim Practice Count
Whether you are back in the pool full-time or getting just a few minutes in the water each day, here’s how to make each stroke and lap count.
How Swimmers Can Be Mentally Tough on Race Day
There is no shortage of material, tips, and “hacks” for swimming faster. Google “how to swim faster” and you are going to get over 66,000,000 results. (!!!) Technique, dryland, sets—there is so much stuff out there that you are going to be neck-deep in tips faster than you can say, “Get out swim!” Most of […]
Elite Swimmers Focus on the Process, Not the Results
Here’s how elite swimmers focus on the process, not the results, and how you can adopt this mindset for faster swimming.
How to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Get Back into Training at the Pool
Here are some tips and ideas for staying mentally on-point as you work to get back into shape at the pool.
How Swimmers Can Build a Daily Routine for Perpetual Excellence in the Water
Here’s what one of the most successful basketball coaches in NBA history can teach swimmers about the process of achieving excellence and creating a high performing team culture.
Champions Find Challenges in the Mundane at the Pool
Do you find ways to challenge yourself in training? Here’s an example of how one Olympic gold medalist ruthlessly sought out new challenges in practice, fueling hyper-improvement along the way. University of Florida head coach Gregg Troy found himself with a unique problem. One of his swimmers, Ryan Lochte, had been progressing so much over […]
Why You Should Always Finish Strong
How you finish a race, set, and workout sets you up for what comes next. Here’s why you should always finish strong.
6 Things Swimmers Can Do for More Mental Toughness
Being mentally tough is essentially about conquering yourself. By using more productive self-talk in the water…you push through doubt and discomfort during hard sets and practices. You use visualization to prepare for the stress of competition…and rise to the occasion when it matters most. You focus and concentrate on specific things at practice…and improve faster […]
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