Voltage Aquatics Virtual Training Tools  

Welcome to the NEW Virtual training section of our team website! We may not be in the pool training, but that doesn't mean that swimmers cannot stay physically and mentally healthy. In this section you will find many resources inlcuding: 

  • Dryland activities/ worksheets that can be done at home with your family. 
  • Inspiring/ Educational ted talks 
  • Inspiring/ Iconic Races 
  • Nutrtion tips 
  • Mental training resources 

Dryland Activities Ideas 

Family Dice Game 

Spell your name workout 

Yoga for Swimmers - shoulders 

Yoga for swimmers - core 

yoga for swimmers - legs 

Aquaman - Dryland for swimmers 


Developing a Championship Mindset – Kara Lynn Joyce

The e-book takes a comprehensive approach to championship meet preparation, discussing everything that goes into helping swimmers perform at their best at the end of the season. From nutrition and hydration to confidence and visualisation, Kara walks swimmers through her tips and tricks for swimming fast at their big meets.

10 Minute Toughness Book – Jason Selk

10-Minute Toughness is more than just a book; it is a mental training program that every athlete should add to their daily routine. At the same time, it is incredibly helpful for entrepreneurs and creative people to improve mental toughness that helps to thrive in a competitive environment.

The Talent Code – Daniel Coyle

The Talent Code cracks open the myth of talent and breaks it down from a neurological standpoint into three crucial parts, which anyone can pull together to become a world-class performer, artist, or athlete and form something they used to believe was not even within their own hands

Grit, The Power of Passion and Perserverance – Angela Duckworth

Grit describes what creates outstanding achievements, based on science, interviews with high achievers from various fields and the personal history of success of the author, Angela Duckworth, uncovering that achievement isn’t reserved for the talented only, but for those with passion and perseverance.


Inspiring/ Educational talks 

Janine Shepherd – A broken body isn’t a broken person

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.


Valorie Kondos – Why winning doesn’t always equal success

Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, brutally honest and, at times, gut-wrenching talk, she shares the secret to her success. Hint: it has nothing to do with “winning.”

John Wooden – The difference between winning and succeeding

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom.

Carol Dweck – The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

UNBELIEVABLE: The Chad le Clos Story

“UNBELIEVABLE” is the story of Chad and Bert’s road to Rio, a story of extraordinary emotion, incredible commitment and burning desire for Olympic gold.

Swimming Motivation – Rise


Sport psychology - inside the mind of champion athletes: Martin Hagger at TEDxPerth

Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin Talks Training Mentally and Physically


Inspiring/ Iconic Races 

Men's 4x100 freestyle relay beijing 2008 HD

Michael Phelps Motivational Video 

2016 Olypmic highlights 

Rio 2016 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay - Underwater Camera

Women's 200m Individual Medley Final - 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

Nutrition tips 

Nutrition Tips for young Athletes 

Sports Nutrition for swimmers - Power Point 

Swimming nutrition for swimmers 


Mental training resources 

NO FEAR: A Simple Guide to Mental Toughness