After 12 years of working with a swim coach Jeanne Safer was able to change her stroke almost instantly. The swim coach had been working with her for months on changing her breast stroke. After viewing the stoke under the water with cameras the coach noticed the way she moved her head. After adjusting this the stroke was immediately transformed.
That was a moment of clarity on how adjustments effect the stoke itself. The swim coach later viewed a local masters group of swimmers that she knew and realized they had not changed their strokes in over 24 year. Her next goal was to begin coaching them. When you realize you have the ability to change your swimming stroke you think what else can you change.
- You can make significant changes in yourself at any age
- Making one kind of change, such as a swimming stroke, can encourage thinking about other kinds of changes
- Subtle small changes are possible but it takes a very long time of consistent attention and practice.
“Jeanne sprung to her feet excitedly as soon as she stopped swimming and said: “You can change profoundly–in body and mind–at any age.” And, in the next breath, she said: “But I’ve spent 12 years with you learning how to learn.”
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“You can change profoundly at any age!”
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