The Power of Competing in the Moment
In previous articles, we talked about the services and role of a sport psychologist in swimming, and four of the seven High Performance Strategies. This article will briefly describe the fifth strategy – The Power of Competing in the Moment.
Sleep More and Prevent Injuries
Sleep is not a new topic on the High Performance Tips web page. Add to the list the growing stack of evidence that the hours of sleep an athlete gets at night is a significant predictor of injury.
Energy Conservation and Management for High Performance
In previous articles, we talked about the services and role of a sport psychologist in swimming, and three of the seven High Performance Strategies. This article will briefly describe the fourth strategy – ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT.
Three Lessons All Leaders Should Learn
Here are three valuable lessons for all leaders to learn in dealing with athletes.
More From The “Pit Crew” – Sport Psychology
This article will briefly describe the third strategy of sport psychology – Plyability.
What every swimmer needs to know about cold tubs
There are things Cold Water Immersion can do and things that it cannot. The key to perhaps gaining an advantage from Cold Water Immersion is knowing the best way to use it.
12 Performance Nutrition Thoughts for the Holiday Week
It’s the holidays! A time to celebrate with family and friends, but during this small break from training, it’s wise to continue to make healthy performance based food choices…most of the time.
Building Powerful, Broad Shoulders
Swimmers are notorious for their broad shoulders, but what’s the foundation of powerful broad shoulders?
Greater Medal Impact: World Rankings or World Championships?
At this point we can’t accurately predict who will even qualify for Rio, let alone who will medal in any given event. However, we can look at historical data to try to identify common trends when it comes to who has medaled in the past.
Sport Psychology: More From the "Pit Crew"
In the previous article, we talked about the first strategy, Game/Battle Plans. This article will briefly describe the second strategy – PERSPECTIVE
Hot Food and a Warm Bed Beats a Cold Tub any Day
This past summer, the USA Swimming Medical Staff and High Performance Staff supported three international meets over the course of 35 days. It was an amazing opportunity to see how our athletes go about their business of swimming fast and recovering for their next race.
Guidelines for Competing Internationally
When you are representing the US, it is important to remember how you are perceived around the world
Five Tips for Adapting to International Travel
This summer USA Swimming will be represented across the globe by our athletes. Targeted advice about preparing to compete at a high level internationally after crossing multiple time zones is scarce.
Sport Psychology: Game Plans, Battle Plans, Business Plans
In the previous article, seven strategies were briefly introduced. The first strategy is having a PLAN. Call it what you want – game plan, battle plan, business plan -- any of these work.
5 Things You Should Already Do To Reach Your Potential This Season
I am astonished to learn how often athletes aren’t doing the basic things that, in my opinion, are the foundation for success for an elite athlete.
What is Sport Psychology?
Sport Psychology is an integral part of USA Swimming’s High Performance Pit Crew and you’re the driver! Use your entire pit crew!
Your Hall of Fame Brain
You can reinforce good technique with targeted video viewing and perhaps learn new tricks to work on at the pool.
The Pathway to an Olympic Medal
Last month I wrote about the developmental tracks taken by our 2012 Olympic Team in terms of their participation in previous USA Swimming camps and competitions. This month I am going to discuss similar research that we have done on our medalists and the progression by which they came to their success in London.
Nutrition: Recovery Nutrition during Hard Training
Christmas training has been a tradition for club teams and colleges across America ever since there has been a break between December 26th and January 2nd. Whether your team is travelling or staying home, athletes will be challenged to eat enough calories to stay fueled for longer training sessions and additional practices.