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Building Your Process: How a Log Book Can Transform Your Swimming

Building Your Process: How a Log Book Can Transform Your Swimming “Trust the process!” You have probably heard this phrase from your coaches or from fellow teammates who seem to have it all figured out. But maybe it is time you sat down and considered how a process-based mindset can el...

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How to Elevate Your Swimming in 2023: Fine-Tune a Process

How to Elevate Your Swimming in 2023: Fine-Tune a Process Like most of us, I’m sure you’re awash with last-minute 2022 activities. So, unlike this crazy, holiday season, I am going to make this post short and sweet. Getting better in the water is not as complicated as many of us make i...

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How Good Habits Can Transform Your Swimming and Promote Success

How Good Habits Can Transform Your Swimming and Promote Success Habits have the power to transform many different aspects of your life. And the patterns you form right now have the power to impact your health, wellness, and even your performance in the pool. Therefore, establishing a founda...

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A Change In Approach: Rephrasing Negative Self-Talk

A Change In Approach: Rephrasing Negative Self-Talk When swimmers look at tough sets or competition as a challenge, and not a threat, they perform better. When they are excited to race, and not fearful to step up on the block, they swim faster. So naturally, when a swimmer understands ...

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Meal-Prepping for Race Day: Three Foods That Will Fuel the Body

Meal-Prepping for Race Day: Three Foods That Will Fuel the Body The big day has finally arrived. Over the last few months, you have spent hours in the pool perfecting your strokes, turns and dives for this moment. And now it’s time to compete. While training is crucial for high-pe...

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Officiating: Why it Could Be The Best Thing You'll Ever Do

Officiating: Why it Could Be The Best Thing You'll Ever Do Some say that unruly parents started it, but most people agree the pandemic made it worse. That is, the declining number of volunteers for youth athletics across all sports, and the country. Officially Human, an organization de...

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Are You Thinking About Becoming a Swim Coach? Tips For the Job

Are You Thinking About Becoming a Swim Coach? Tips For the Job So, now what? You’ve polished up your resume, found a job listing online, and nailed the interview. And against your biggest fears and all that nervous self-talk, you have landed yourself a job as a swim coach. Sure, you are probably sti...

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Coping with Retirement: Finding Your Motivation Outside the Pool

Coping with Retirement: Finding Your Motivation Outside the Pool Let’s talk about it. And by “it,” I mean the word that all chlorine dwellers dread. Retirement. I mean, sure, I would be lying if I said that I had not fantasized about it once or twice in the middle of a grueling set or that I had not...