Digital Splash: Keeping Your Head
You’re on the deck, pumped up, ready to burst out of your cage and take down everything in your path. Your confidence, unshakable. Your power, indisputable. You step on the blocks and...shazam! It all vanishes. You finish last, then ask yourself, “What just happened here?”
USOC Sports Psychologist Dr. Karen Cogan, PhD., would tell you such a last minute meltdown is an anxiety attack, usually heightened at “big” meets, when your training, confidence and cocky on-deck swagger go MIA. It affects swimmers of all levels.
Find out how to deal with these meltdowns in “Keeping Your Head,” in the July-August digital edition of Splash.