Swimming Psychology: Positive Self-Talk

Swimming Psychology: Positive Self-Talk

Previous Post: Swimming Psychology: Focus & Concentration Positive Self-Talk: Self-talk is what you say to yourself internally during a set or a race, even during a test in school.  If you negatively speak to yourself, you will have a negative reaction to what you...
Swimming Psychology: Focus & Concentration

Swimming Psychology: Focus & Concentration

Previous Post: Swimming Psychology: Goal Setting Focus/Concentration: Concentration is a key component in being able to control your arousal, anxiety, and stress levels in order to swim optimally.  Being able to step up on the starting blocks, block out all noises...
Swimming Psychology: Goal Setting

Swimming Psychology: Goal Setting

Previous Post: Swimming Psychology: Self Confidence Setting Goals: If you do not have a goal, then why are you swimming?  Do you enjoy the social aspect of it?  Perhaps you just want to stay healthy or just want to be able to swim to save your life?  Those are great...
Swimming Psychology: Self Confidence

Swimming Psychology: Self Confidence

Previous Post: The Mental Side of Swimming Premise Self Confidence: The mental side of swimming is just as, if not more, important then the physical side of things.  You can be the most fit, fastest swimmer in the world, but you will never win if you do not believe in...