RAC SWIM Tip: 4 TIPS FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS SUCCESS!!

You want all the work you’ve put in this season to pay off at exactly the right time, the championship meets: sectionals, zones, states, nationals, etc.  There’s no better feeling than realizing a dream you’ve worked so hard for. Many athletes think swimming fast at the big meet is a big mystery, but it doesn’t need to be.

RAC SWIM Tip: 5 NUTRITION MYTHS FOR THE GROWING SWIMMER THAT WON’T DIE!!

5 NUTRITION MYTHS FOR THE GROWING SWIMMER THAT WON’T DIE

 
RAC SWIM Tip: The Rocky Road of Excellence!!

The Rocky Road of Excellence

 “How many of you want to be a college athlete?” I asked this question to 3,000 middle school students in Southern California recently. In all, about 1,000 kids raised their hands.

“What about an artist? A singer? What about a musician?” Maybe 500 students raised their hands.

“What about running a business? Raise your hand if you want to someday own your own business.” 1,500 future entrepreneurs put their hand up.

“How many of you want to go to college?” Almost every hand went up.

RAC SWIM Tip: 8 TIPS FOR SWIM PARENTS: WHY IT’S GOOD TO LOSE!!!
Great article on swimswam.com this morning!! 
RAC SWIM Tip: WHY YOU SHOULD START WITH THE FUNDAMENTALS IN THE POOL!!!

The beginning of the season is a perfect time to hit reset on some of those questionable habits you found yourself lugging along over the course of last year.

The fundamentals aren’t glamorous. It can be easy to overlook them for something that is considered more cutting-edge, fancier, or the latest and greatest.

But without question the very foundation of your swimming is found directly in the fundamentals. They are the first place you go back to whether you succeed or fail in your goals. They are the undisputed pillars that hold up your swimming.

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RAC SWIM Tip: 5 KEYS FOR CONSISTENT PRACTICES: BETTER WORKOUTS, MORE OFTEN!!

Swimmers are always on the lookout for an easier way forward towards their goals.

RAC SWIM Tip: 6 TIPS FOR SWIM PARENTS ABOUT LETTING OUR KIDS TAKE OWNERSHIP!!
Courtesy of Elizabeth Wickham of SwimSwam
 
Here’s a comment from a swim mom on “5 Tips for Swim Parents to Encourage Their Swimmers:”
 
RAC Swim Tip: 5 WAYS TO ACCELERATE YOUR RECOVERY IN SWIMMING
With Championship meets quickly approching, proper recovery between workouts and meets is vital!! Here's a helpful article to help you conquer your recovery!!!
 
Training is at the top of your priority, and your recovery is essential to getting through the next few weeks of high intensity workouts. For the 19-20 hours in the day that you spend off the pool deck, you have complete control over your recovery and how well you treat your body.
 
RAC Swim TIP: 5 TIPS FOR SWIM PARENTS ON HOW TO ENCOURAGE YOUR SWIMMER
I was asked recently by a new swim parent on how to motivate your swimmer. The short answer is that you cannot motivate your child. Motivation comes from within.
 
What we CAN do for our swimmers is encourage them. Try to inspire them. Hope that they love the sport and will stay motivated and focused themselves.
 
RAC Swim Tip: 3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD WORK ON YOUR WORST STROKE

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD WORK ON YOUR WORST STROKE

RAC Swim Tip: 7 Tips to Develop Mental Toughness!!
Mental toughness is the resolute decision not to quit. It’s the discipline that keeps you on track, that doesn’t allow your effort to fade off into the distance at the end of a set, that keeps your mental energy focused on maintaining perfect technique when your muscles and lungs are screaming to let your form fall apart.
 
RAC SWIM Tip: 7 Things Fast Swimmers Do, That You Should Do Too!!
Successful swimmers in various forms abound all around us. From the masters swimmer in his 60’s continually crushing best times, to the up-and-coming age grouper, to the international games podium toppers.
 
What can we learn from these swimmers who perform at a consistently high level??
 
As it turns out, lots—here are just a few that you can apply to your own swimming:
 
1. Get up after you get beat down.

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