One of the most overlooked aspects in sports is mental training for athletes, yet often an athlete’s struggle with the mental side is the barrier to reaching peak performance.
But most of us can’t afford a sports psychologist, nor can youth sports teams that are barely breaking even afford to employ them.
So what can we do?
Enter Champion’s Mind.
If you’ve followed my blog for long, you know that I’m a huge fan of Dr. Jim Afremow’s book, The Champion’s Mind: How great athletes think, train, and thrive. My copy is highlighted, marked, tabbed and well-read, as so much of the book is applicable to swimming and daily life.
By: Laura Healy
A former competitive swimmer, current swim coach and swim team parent, Laura blogs about all things swimming. She loves sharing her passion for competitive swimming, but she also knows that navigating this sport can be confusing. So she created Goggles & Flip Turns to help swim team parents who are diving headfirst into the pool, wondering what the heck this sport is all about. Read her blog at gogglesflipturns.com.