Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Importance of Mental Toughness

Swimming World News has a great article written by Chelsea Howard, who currently swims for Penn State. The article is yet another good one written on the important role the mind plays in swimming. As I mentioned in an article below, we often forget that the mind controls the body, not the other way around. Recognizing that, and spending time understanding how the mind works and how to make it work to a swimmer's advantage seems to be highly overlooked.

In the article, Chelsea provides good advice on how to use the power of your mind to your favor. If you are already putting in time training your body, I highly suggest you spend the next 3-5 minutes reading the article, and then put those suggestions in practice! As it is pointed out, the difference between a good and a great swimmer is usually not on training hours, ability, or other physical factors, but in how both athletes utilize their minds.

So, do you want to be good or great?

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