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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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Elite swimming starts long before you strap on the competition suit. Long before entering the ready room, or hearing the whistle of the referee. It grows organically from the day-to-day grind, the hours spent before and after practice when you do that little bit of extra...

source: Reach for the Wall

Ray Essick, the first executive director of USA Swimming, has died. He was 82. He died Saturday at a care facility in Colorado Springs, according to USA Swimming, which learned of his death from a family friend.

source: The Associated Press via The Gazette

Spend some time with U.S. Olympic men's swimming coach Bob Bowman and you'll understand why some people go from good to great in a chosen field, while others, like Bowman's longtime student Michael Phelps, go from good to record-shattering....

source: Forbes

Eating disorders are not gender specific, however, they are more prevalent in women and particularly adolescent girls. Most recently, an increasing number of athletes — those facing peer, societal, and personal, pressure to run faster, swim harder and jump higher —...

source: The News-Press

The reigning men's world champion in 10-kilometer open-water swimming — also the first U.S. swimmer to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games — failed the first swim test he ever took. Jordan Wilimovsky's journey...

source: Los Angeles Times

USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp out of Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus. There are no plans to bail on the Summer Games in Brazil, even though that country has been the epicenter of the outbreak. The camp will now be held in Atlanta instead of Puerto...

source: The Associated Press via Fox News

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