Phelps Teaches Lesson in Concentration in Olympic 200m Fly
Too many swimmers mistakenly believe that when they compete, their focus needs to be on the competition and what they're doing. There is no better example of this than watching Phelps’s semifinal and final races in the 200m Butterfly against South African swimmer, Chad le Clos.
Mastering Discouragement and Disappointment
If you are a serious athlete and have big dreams to go far in this sport, then there's one thing that I can promise you will always be in your future: FAILURE.
Staying tough during the mid-season doldrums
What can you do to make the most out of these “dog days” of winter training when you are so tired and far-removed from the excitement of the taper meet?
Swimming Fast Under Pressure: Controlling Your Race Focus
The secret to swimming fast when it counts the most is to maintain control of your concentration during your entire race. In training, these athletes focus on the FEEL of what they are doing, one stroke at a time and have little to no thinking going on! Consistently swimming fast under pressure is all about learning to keep your race focus on this kind of FEEL!