Highly effective swimmers share five habits in common. They use a special style of goal-making. Outcome goals are established to address and define the desired overall outcome.
Process goals are utilized to monitor progress towards these outcome goals. Pride in the process and patience is also important. In order to achieve goals people must appreciate the journey and be patient. Consistency is King. It is important to find peace in the routine, and show up. Showing up is more than half the battle.
Recovery is mandatory. It is important to move at a reasonable pace or you may end up throwing in the towel so to speak. Most importantly of course is quality over quantity. It is important to track progress and break ground, but at a reasonable pace.
- Swimmers will often set varied goals, some outcome based, and some process based.
- Instead of focusing on the ‘outcome goals,’ swimmers should enjoy the process of trying to get there.
- Swimmers need to take the time to let their bodies recover, and work out efficiently.
“Don’t swim just to get to a specific number. Instead, have a reason for every lap you swim, ensuring improvement within each workout!”