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Teaching athletes how to set goals

Whether it is improving our financial status, starting a family or winning a title, goals are what motivate us to get to where we want to be. Our job as coaches is to help athletes achieve success, and it starts with goal setting. Lenny Wiersma, a sport psychology professor,...

source: By Kevin Chester
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What caused the pools for Rio Olympic water polo, diving and synchronized swimmer to turn a disgusting shade of green? Human error. That was the definitive answer from Gustavo Nascimento, director of venue management for the Games, who...

source: Yahoo Sports

In the 21st century, when higher education has turned into a corporate conglomerate, colleges appear increasingly focused on returns, rather than on the true aims of higher education, which should be to help create civic-minded, intelligent, and confident citizens of the...

source: Quartz

Swimmers who train with buzzers rather than their coach's voice could shave milliseconds off their times, a critical difference at the elite level, an Australian researcher has found. While swimmers at competitions dive off platforms...

source: AFP via Deccan Chronicle

In his regular job, U.S. Olympic women's swim head coach David Marsh coaches some of the best male and female swimmers in the world for SwimMAC Carolina's Team Elite in Charlotte. But he doesn't coach them the same way. He has learned...

source: The Charlotte Observer

Can Michael Phelps' Olympic swimming records be broken? His medal count surpassed? Poised for the medal podium come four years from now when the world assembles in Tokyo, Kansas native Michael Andrew might want to win medals like Phelps,...

source: Bleacher Report

Simone Manuel made history by becoming the first female African-American swimmer to win Olympic gold in an individual swimming event. Juan Caraveo, a sports diversity and inclusion consultant for USA Swimming, points to Manuel, as well as Olympic swimmers Lia Neal and Anthony...

source: NPR


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