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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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Backstroke can be a challenging stroke, even for those swimmers who have already mastered freestyle. The backstroke stroke is often misleading to a Pro-freestyler due to the fact it's VERY fundamentally similar to freestyle. Just because you've conquered freestyle, doesn't...

source: Florida Swim Network

A new documentary about anxiety argues that everyone to some extent suffers from stress, nerves and social fear. And, to make their point, the filmmakers have enlisted as Exhibit A the most decorated Olympian in history. Michael Phelps appears in "Angst" to share his story...

source: The Baltimore Sun

There are two certainties in every swimmer's career: 1.) The water will be cold, and 2.) there will be weekend-long, never-ending, forever-ongoing, all-day swim meet marathons. How do you spend time? What do you do?

source: USA Swimming

Have you ever heard the phrase, ​"records are meant to be broken​"? Odds are you have. But what sort of factors are most predominant in the acceleration of athletic achievement?​ Athletes are getting faster, better, and stronger. Or are they?

source: Flo Swimming

Setting goals is only helpful if you hold yourself to them day after day. It's no secret that the best swimmers and athletes take time to reflect on their practice habits, performances and progress. ​Self-reflection via practice and performance evaluations, journaling,...

source: Flo Swimming

How you start your performance, practice, training or game can determine how you finish. If you simply do one or two light sets or just walk around before the first whistle, you're doomed to have a subpar day. Taking your warm-up seriously...

source: STACK


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