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GLSS Swimmers, Now is the time to do a true self-assessment. Run the diagnostic program for your brain. HOW DID YOU DO THIS FALL/WINTER? Are you pleased with the results you achieved this past season? Whether you are (1) thrilled with your performance, (2) extremely disappointed in your performance, or (3) somewhere in between, YOU earned the performance you achieved at the end of your season. It was predetermined by the preparation you put into your training. Either way, it is YOU that you can thank, or “wag your finger...

John Fagan

"I love you." I'll tell you what, I wish to GOD that I had heard this more from my Dad growing up (…and said this to him as well…). It’s CRAZY to think that I didn’t tell my dad “I love you.” regularly until I was in my 40’s! It just wasn’t said. I knew he did love me, but just never voiced it. It was a very rare occasion that we said these words to each other. My mom, on the other hand, didn’t have a problem telling me,...

We are what we repeatedly do. Not what we occasionally do - or do when the mood strikes - or do when the situation is ideal. For better or worse, we define ourselves by that which we are committed to. We don’t claim to “eat clean” when we grab the first piece of chocolate cake that comes our way. We don’t claim to be dedicated to getting enough rest, if we only get eight hours of sleep when we can’t find something to binge on Netflix. But, when we start...

The Power of Chunking & Habits We all know that GOALS are incredibly important in sports. And, if it’s important in general "sports" it is exponentially more important in the sport of SWIMMING. Swimming is very unique in that everything is gauged by the clock. Success is dictated by the very cold and unfeeling digital numbers that click by one one hundredth of a second at time. It is just YOU & the CLOCK. The clock doesn’t care if you “really wanted to go 1:01.3” in your 100 breaststroke. The...

John Fagan

Let’s talk about our kid’s Self-Esteem. Which is slightly different than Self-Confidence. Self-esteem refers to whether you appreciate and value yourself. Your self-esteem develops and changes as a result of your life experiences and interactions with other people. Self-confidence is your belief in yourself and your abilities. This can change depending on the situation. So how, on earth, do we help to develop a STRONG sense of self-esteem in our kids? I mean, I can not think of something worse than my son or daughter NOT loving themselves. My heart...