Top 5 Most Mentally Challenging Sports

In all the years of working with athletes, it has become apparent what the top 5 most mentally challenging sports are. The biggest factor in making this assessment is the number of places or [...]

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Competition: How do I ‘just do it’?

How do you just do it and when? In the heat of competition – that’s the time to just do it! The best time to concentrate and really think about what you are doing is during practice. Sounds [...]

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Master Your Swim Start

Swimming can be a tough sport. It’s an individual sport. There’s no equipment. Everything is dependent on you. Fortunately, most of the swimmers I’ve had the pleasure to work with have a fierce [...]

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Take the lead

Have you ever had someone pass you? On the track? In the water? On the road? Or in any competition? This is an interesting phenomenon to watch in action. It can happen at the beginning of the [...]

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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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