July 8, 2019
What is the goal of practices? Stay comfortable so you always feel good or push yourself to be uncomfortable to get better?
Doing the hard stuff is what thins the herd. Each swimmer in all groups or on the team want to be successful. They want to be recognized for their talents and abilities. But they are afraid to show up early. Afraid to chase the most challenging interval. Afraid to risk looking like a "failure." Afraid to try and not succeed in front of their friends, peers, and family. Will you be willing to do the hard stuff that others are too scared to do? Is ok to afraid, it is ok to fail! Be willing to push yourself to the uncomfortable level in practice! Be willing to hurt and then push yourself to go harder!