Swimmer Training and Goal Setting
Keep in mind that it is not simply enough for you to just show up physically to train. That is, just putting the time in the pool won't get you to where you want to go and won't generate any excitement or motivation. The key here is what you put into the time!
You have to have a personal purpose or BIG ENOUGH WHY to push yourself! This is something that YOU REALLY WANT TO ACCOMPLISH! You have to keep that BIG goal of yours in mind whenever you train, each and every day. You have to be able to connect what you're doing right now, in this set when you're tired and worn down, with where you want to go come taper time or beyond.
By keeping your dream for this season or that BIG ENOUGH WHY close to you whenever you train, by continually asking yourself, “How is what I'm doing right now going to help me get to my goals?,” then you will have a much better chance of maintaining a high quality of focus and excitement in this practice and the next. If you do that every day, which is NOT an easy task, then you will begin to distance yourself from the competition.
So when you go to train, think about all the other swimmers who are doing the very same thing that day. Can you make your training more important to you? Can you connect your swimming right now to where you want to go in this sport? Can you remind yourself today, especially if you're feeling tired and de-motivated, that you have an unbelievable opportunity to begin to leave the competition in the dust if you do the right things? And all you have to do is to make this practice and this set important to you!
Put your mind and heart into what you're doing every day and you will soon find that your training will go to the next level. Source USA SWIMMING Practice RIGHT, Practice FAST then SWIMMERS will Swim FAST!!!!!!