LOUISIANA SWIMMING

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR ATHLETES


The following articles from a variety of competitive swimming web sites. Many of these articles have been written and composed by some of the top professionals in the sport of competitive swimming, nutritionists, and various medical professionals.

TRAINING

MOTIVATION

The Best Breathing Pattern in the 100 Freestyle

When You Work Hard But Aren't Getting Faster

How To Pace Your Race

When You Don't Fel Motivated to Go to Practice

Why Your Coach Makes You Train Your "Off" Strokes

How To Stop Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else

Don't Think About Going Fast . . .

Managing Last Minute Thinking and Doubts

How Do Olympians Warm Up

This Year, Try Being Grateful for the Setbacks in the Pool

The Three Most Possible Race Strategies in Swimming

Four Ways to Become a Student of the Sport

Today Is The Most Important Day of Your Taper Week

What Is Wrong With Me?

Dolphin Kicks In Races

Disappointed But Not Disheartened:  Three Ways To Move Forward After A Tough Season Finale

Talent is Overrated - Seven Habits of Elite-Level Swimmers

Trust The Process

Fifteen Signs You Are a Tapering Swimmer

The Bad Habit That Drives Swim Coaches Crazy

Tapering

Six Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop

Fitness and Fatigue

Learning to Love Yourself

Is Garbage Yardage Really Actually Really Important

A Man Among Gods:  D3 Swimmer Training with a D1 Team

Ten Misconceptions About Fast Swimmers (Especially #6)

Want To Be Mentally Tougher?  Sleep More

Avoiding Back Pain

The Two Words That Are Keeping You From Faster Swimming -- "I CAN'T"

The Swimming Warm Down - Why It Matters and How Much You Should Be Doing

How To Not Let Bad Results Effect You

Energy Conversation and Management for High Performance

Five Things You Can't Control in the Pool

What's Wrong With Being Confident?

SAFETY

How To Beat Pre-Race Anxiety

Concussion Information Sheet

NUTRITION

COLLEGE RECRUITING

Nutrition Advice for Your Swimmers

Top Qualities College Teams Want in Recruits

Proper Workout Nutrition

Questions to Ask College Coaches

Hydration:  The Pinnacle of Athlete's Health

What Five Things College Coaches Are Looking for the Most

Eat Right, Swim Faster - A Nutritional Guide

History of Collegiate Swimming: First College Swim Championships

Water vs Sports Drinks Study

The Most Common Protein Mistakes Young Swimmers Make