Goal Setting

Beginner 1 & 2 Goal Sheet

Age Group 1 & 2 Goal Sheet

Pre-Senior & Senior Goal Sheet

 

Your goals should be YOUR goals – not your coach’s goals, not your parents’ goals, not other swimmers’ goals, but YOUR goals.  Your coach and your parents and your friends can give you ideas and feedback as you are formulating your goals, but in the end, your gorals are YOURS.

SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant and Time

S = Specific:  Do you know exactly what you want to accomplish with all the details?  Goals must be well defined.  They must be clear.

M = Measurable:  Can you track your progress?  How will you know when you reach your goal.  Define specific criteria for measuring progress towards the accomplishment of each goal you set so that you can measure and keep track of your progress.

A = Attainable:  Is your goal a challenge but still possible to achieve?  Goals must be achievable.  The best goals require you to stretch a bit to achieve them, but they are not impossible to achieve.

R = Realistic:  Is your goal realistic and with your reach?  Are you willing to commit to your goal?  Almost certainly your goal is realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished. 

Relevant:  Is your goal relevant to your life purpose?  Is it in line with your beliefs and values?  Your goal must be consistent with other goals established and fits with your immediate and long-term plans.

T = Time Bound:  Does your goal have a deadline?  Goals must have a clearly defined time frame including a starting date and a target date.  If you don’t have a time line then there is no urgency to start taking action towards achieving you goals.