Fear of swimming competitively

I have worked with so many swimmers at a variety of ages and a variety of levels. What I’ve seen is that swimming brings with it all the mental challenges prevalent in other sports: focus, [...]

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What are the judges looking for?

In a music audition do you ever really know what the panel of judges are looking for? If you are trying out for a symphony, you may have a sense of what the conductor is looking for. Each [...]

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Mastering Sports Skills

“You’ve got to ingrain and reinforce the new skills,” practice no longer makes perfect. In order to be excellent at your sport, more is required. Athletics are both physical and [...]

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Developing your leadership philosophy

What’s the first step of being a leader? To think about and develop your coaching philosophy. You may have never thought about this before but your philosophy has a huge impact on your [...]

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Mental Moment-Simon says

Why do you do what you do? Are you able to recognize that you have choices?  Do you struggle with indecision? Why are you doing the job or performance that you are doing? Was it a conscious [...]

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Diary of cyclist-the end of a journey

This is the last correspondence I had with this athlete. If you’ve been reading the progression over the past 8 or so weeks you’ve seen the openness, awareness and progress this elite [...]

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