Category: Inspiration

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Inspiration: How to get Started with Mental Training this Season

How to get Started with Mental Training this Season Looking to get started with mental training but don’t know where to start? Here’s a 3-point plan for getting seriously mentally tough this year. Are you satisfied with your performance in training? How about competition? Are you getting the most out of yourself each time in the…
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Are We Overscheduling Our Kids? New Study Confirms That, YES, We Most Definitely Are

Every Saturday morning, my husband and I rush around the house, collecting swimsuits and leotards, before one of us hustles out the door to take our toddler to swim class. By the time that’s over, we’re off to take our preschooler to dance class. We then kill time at a nearby park before schlepping them…
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Inspiration: 5 Little Commitments You Can Make in Practice Today

Consistency with your commitment is jet fuel for your goals in the water. Here’s some ideas for picking up the commitment habit. Commitment.  Yeesh. Just reading that word can give us a shiver of panic. It’s a word that makes it feel like our focus and options are cornered. Captured. And so, under the guise of…
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Inspiration: 5 Reasons to Make Your Mindset a Top Priority

Inspiration: 5 Reasons to Make Your Mindset a Top Priority A better mindset will help you unleash havoc on those pesky PB’s of yours. Here are some signs that your mindset is due for an upgrade. Swimmers have no problem putting in the meters and yards, slaying all the weights in the gym, and even taking care…
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Inspiration: 6 Cool Things That Happen When Swimmers Improve Their Mindset

Inspiration: 6 Cool Things That Happen When Swimmers Improve Their Mindset Last summer in Rio we saw one of the strangest and funniest moments in Olympic swimming history. In the ready room before the men’s 200m butterfly semi-finals Chad le Clos of South Africa, the man who out-touched Michael Phelps in the event four years ago,…
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Inspirations

Inspirations “If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do.” – Michael Phelps The road most travelled is the road to mediocrity. If you want to achieve the same results as everyone else, simply do what everyone else is doing. However, if you want to achieve…
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Inspiration: Who is the Bully? (Video)

Who is the Bully? (Video) Video in full screen here “The Western Cape Government went into schools to teach kids about cyberbullying, and this is the result, apparently.” “It kinda reminds me of the Black Mirror S2 trailer which shows people happily filming on their smartphones as a homeless guy gets beaten to death.” Also…
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Inspiration: NO to Bullying

NO to Bullying There is no legal definition of bullying. But it is usually defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically, and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation or any other aspect such as appearance or disability. Bullying can…
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Inspiration: Imitation of you

Inspiration: Imitation of you Our kids reflect us and are a product, mainly, of our actions, not our words. Hi all parents Some thoughts… I can offer these thoughts and be blunt about it because (a) I am now over 65, (b) survived a heart attack and quintuple bypass, (c) have a few kids of…
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Inspiration | 5 things All-Star parents teach

Inspiration: 5 things All-Star parents teach kindness, team, sportsmanship, resilience, character matters  Courtesy of Donna Hale As we all know, the most important people our child encounters in their swim journey are teammates and coaches. The coaches are there to teach, and to bring out the best in every swimmer.  And teammates should be there…
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