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THE MENTAL GAME OF PROFESSIONAL SWIMMING: STAYING MOTIVATED & FOCUSED

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Retaining Your Focus Can Be Difficult Being a professional swimmer requires a great deal of dedication, discipline, and hard work. It can also be a challenging and grueling sport, with long hours of training and intense competition. It is not uncommon for swimmers to experience periods of burnout or to struggle with motivation, but ifRead more

How To Become A Professional Swimmer

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Are you ready to take your swimming career to the next level? Becoming a professional athlete isn’t typically something you wake up one morning and decide to pursue. It’s a long-standing commitment that typically begins with swim practices at a relatively young age. However, it’s absolutely viable to begin training later in life. No matterRead more

The Best Breakfast Foods To Eat Before Swimming

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Do you have very little desire to eat as soon as you wake up? According to a study conducted by OnePoll, “The average American only eats breakfast three times a week.” Most people turn a blind eye when reminding themselves that breakfast is a crucial ingredient to raising energy, creativity, and focus throughout their day. CookingRead more

What Are The Best Ways To Market Swimming Lessons?

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It’s a Mixture of Physical and Digital Marketing Whether you’re looking to start a swim school or you’re already set up and looking to increase class registrations, marketing is going to be a priority for you. We have a lot of good news for you. First, it’s relatively easy to increase class registrations if youRead more

How to Become a Swimming Coach

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What Does it Take to Become a Competitive Swimming Coach For some people, it’s the thrill of competing in front of a world audience for a chance to win the gold medal that motivates them, but not everyone involved in professional sports is in it for the spotlight. Behind every successful athlete is a coachRead more

Older Olympic Swimmers Who Started Later In Life

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Most professional swimmers find their love for the sport during swim lessons as early as seven years old, like Michael Phelps. However, not all Olympic swimmers come out of the womb with a swim cap attached to their heads. Some athletes take time to acquire the passion and motivation to compete at such a strenuousRead more

5 Ways You Can Help Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer through Swimming

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October is breast cancer awareness month. Besides skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, claiming an estimated 41,760 lives in 2019. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer among women worldwide.   What are we doing about it? For starters,Read more

The SwimMirror Interview with Amanda Beard

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SwimMirror’s Exclusive Interview with the 7-Time Olympic Medalist Amanda Beard is the recipient of eight USA Swimming National Titles, holds the FINA World Record and World Champion title for the 200-meter breaststroke, is a 7-time Olympic medalist and has recently been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. She’s also a mother and theRead more

The SwimMirror Interview with Rowdy Gaines

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SwimMirror’s Exclusive Interview with the Voice of Swimming! Rowdy Gaines is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and International Swimming Hall of Fame member. Known also as the voice of swimming, he has worked with CBS, TNT and ESPN as a regular announcer for swimming and other events, and called his seventh Olympic telecast for NBC at the 2016 Games in Rio.Read more

The 5 Habits of Highly Efficient Swimmers

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Good habits are a cornerstone of any highly efficient swimmer’s training. That’s one reason practice matters: the more you do something, the easier it is to keep doing it. This can be bad when it comes to bad habits but that’s why it’s so important to build good habits as soon as you can it.Read more