Awesome/Inspirational Story of the Day - The Claw
This evening I took a break from work and studying to have dinner with my good friend Briggette. We’ve been sitting in a local Me-n-Ed’s enjoying some pizza when a family comes in with two girls. The family sits down in the booth next to us. The younger girl, who looks to be about 8 years old and is dressed in what looks like a tutu, goes with her father to try their luck at one of...
Dan the 10,000 Hour Man shows us how to live a life following the four “P”s of success: persistence (staying focused on one’s goals), positivity (believing even in the face of adversity), passion (loving what you do), and patience (understanding that achievement is a process that takes time). As you watch this video use the following questions to reflect on his actions. One of...
Philosophy: Warm Up the Way You Want to Race
We use the same warm up every day of practice and transfer that to meet days as well. I believe warm up is a time to get the brain primed for peak performance, so I place less of a premium on distance and intensity in the strict sense and focus instead on developing functional behavior. The base warm up is always 250 yards (100 Free, 100 Reverse IM) followed by two starts and two repeats of each...
Lessons on Focus from Natalie Coughlin →
Great article about Natalie Coughlin, one of the most decorated US women in Olympic history. This quote stuck out to me at the end. “I would love to know what I’m swimming this summer in terms of training and focus,” she said. But she’s also determined not to get psyched out over something she can’t control, and convinced she can improve on her stellar swims in...
Empty your mind, be formless, shapless - like water. Now you put water into a...
Breathing Mechanics That Will Help Your Freestyle →
Terry Laughlin weighs in on breathing mechanics in swimming. “Don’t hide your breathing mistakes by not breathing; fix them instead.” -Richard Quick
What do I do with my hands while swimming? →
Gary Hall, Sr., weighs in on how to make the most of your pull underwater and in the recovery. The key, he says, is swimming with a relaxed hand.
The best moment in life is when you start believing in yourself.– Ranjit Singh Chadha
USDA Rolls Out First Themed MyPlate Healthy Eating... →
What you do when you unwind is KEY. →
Engaging your “involuntary attention” by engaging with nature could improve your “direct” attention when studying.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable...– Gandhi
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.– T.S. Eliot
To obtain balance in your leg strength, alternate between one-legged squats and...– Chris Carlisle (Strength Coach of Seattle Seahawks)
If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a...– Zig Ziglar
Good things come to those who wait but great things come to those who work.– Reach Long, Kick Strong
Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.
It is not enough to hear - LISTEN. It is not enough to talk - COMMUNICATE. It...– Reach Long, Kick Strong
If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.– Tom Krause
It’s true. Spectacular preparation precedes spectacular performance.– Zig Ziglar
The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they...– Arnold Palmer
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.– John Wooden
Motivation gets you going, but habit gets you there.– Zig Ziglar
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.– Richard Kline
Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and out.– Robert Collier
40th Annual Firebaugh Invitational - last big checkpoint for the Stingrays before Championships! Reach Long, Kick Strong!
Failure is an attitude, not an outcome.” (Harvey MacKay)– Harvey MacKay
Get Power by Stabilizing Your Core →
In swimming, all the the power of your stroke comes from your hips. Here are some great exercises that will help carve your core so you get a great stroke, excellent posture, and incredible power!
See Yourself Win →
Great article from ESPNW’s “Give me 10” on the importance of seeing yourself win. Spend 10 minutes a day visualizing for great results!
Cook the Perfect Recovery Breakfast →
Parents (and independent swimmers), wondering what kind of foods will best help your child recover after a tough week of workouts? Here’s a twist on an old staple: Smurf Oatmeal!
It’s our mentality, “We’re GOING to win.” Our confidence...– Hope Solo
Believe in belief.– Richard Quick
I #believe, I #believe, I #believe. Dr. King gave the ‘I Have A...– Simon Sinek
The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to...– Bobby Knight
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to...– Arthur Ashe
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.– Mignon McLaughlin
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing...
"Swim hard just in case you make it."
“Swing hard just in case you hit it.” That bit of advice has been given out to baseball players, golfers, and all manner of athletes over the years when they run into a hitting slump. Recently, we saw Abby Wombach of the US Women’s National Soccer Team pull herself out of a scoring slump just by doing the same things she does all the time. She played pretty (focusing on doing...
Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.– Bobby Knight
Technique Practice July 4 - July 8
MONDAY, July 4, 2011 No practice! Have a Happy Fourth! TUESDAY, July 5, 2011 Breaststroke Kick & Timing WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2011 Breaststroke Pull & Timing THURSDAY, July 7, 2011 Breaststroke Timing & Rhythm FRIDAY, July 8, 2011 Breaststroke Pulldowns
I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think...– Amanda Beard