When Your Self-Confidence Drops Right Before The Big Race

KING Webmaster
Jul 9, 2019

From the SwimSwam website...

BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY

"During practice I am usually pretty confident. On race day though, it’s a different story. By the time my heat comes up, my nerves have rattled me so much that I just want to get the race over with."

For the swimmer who is confident in training, confident during taper, and confident walking out onto the pool deck the morning of their big race, the sudden free-fall in confidence that happens in the minutes or hours before they race can be as infuriating as it is demoralizing.

The feeling of confusion is perhaps the worst…

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