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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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In the face of steep criticism from Prof. Richard McLaren after a weak response to a damning WADA-comissioned report that plunged swimming into eigtht days of unprecedenterd booing and jeering at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, IOC president Thomas Bach has comissioned his own...

source: SwimVortex

Research tells us that 8 to 12 percent of all school-aged kids skip breakfast, and by the time they enter the teen years, as many as 20 to 30 percent of them have completely given up the morning meal. According to a 2008 study in Pediatrics, kids and teens that ate a daily...

source: USA Swimming

Good starts are really hard to define. To a casual observer, a good start is one that looks pretty. In reality, looking pretty is not nearly as important as the physics of the start and how that sets you up for a great race; this is swimming, not diving, so looking good...

source: U.S. Masters Swimming

The sport of competitive swimming gives us a lot over the course of our careers. We learn how to deck change like Clark Kent in a phone booth. The never-ending mileage gives us a physique — the swimmer's body — that is the envy...

source: Elite Daily

Team USA wrapped up the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Sept. 19, having completed its most successful performances at the Games in recent history. The team of 289 athletes won a total of 115 medals, and finished fourth in the overall medal count.

source: Team USA

There is a new No. 1 metro area in USA Swimming's annual list of the Best American Swim Cities, and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, is the 2016 winner. USA Swimming annual compiles data and makes a statistical ranking based on several factors, among them: percentage...

source: Yahoo Sports

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