Swim training can be draining, and athletes can lose focus and motivation. To improve your swimming, apply some simple principles each time you swim.
Add some sprint work to every workout. Don’t just swim at the same speed – you won’t improve. Prepare yourself mentally for each swim. Keep your speed going into the wall on each lap – finish strong and don’t slow down.
For motivation, race other swimmers in the pool when practicing. They don’t even have to know! Test yourself regularly. Set daily goals and track whether or not you are meeting them. Bring positive energy and emotion to each workout – don’t be a zombie on the pool deck!
These tips will help you swim better, get stronger, and enjoy each workout as much as possible.
- Getting faster in the pool doesn’t happen with just slow swimming, you must sprint and swim fast for gains.
- No matter what you do, use motivational words, visualize your goals, meditate, or watch the Olympics, prepare yourself mentally for a great workout!
- Finishing to the wall also enforces positive mental energy. You know you finish each lap, work hard, and are ready to swim fast!
“If you can become mentally prepared before a swim practice, you’ll have a much better workout.”