New design to set the stage for practice

There are a variety of reasons to design practice sessions that set the stage for what you as a coach want to happen in practice – you want to facilitate and ensure everyone gets the most out of [...]

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Being Perfect vs. Being Your Best

Perfectionism is an obsession in our society right now. Approximately 90% of clients I see struggle with it and it starts around the age of 12, maybe younger. They need to be perfect. So, what is [...]

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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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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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