CITY Swimmers,

Here are some articles that the coaches feel are very valuable learning tools.  We encourage you to look at these often for motivation and ideas.

~The Coaches


Motivational Articles

The Benefits of Training with Your Rival

The Whipping Girl

The Shalane Flanagan Effect

The Key to Beating the Swimmers You Desperately Want to Beat

Uncomfortable Equals Growth

Winning On Race Day Starts in Practice

Favorite Trick for Making Practice Go by Faster


Swim Meet Articles

Swim Meet Survival Guide

Why the Coach picks the Meet Events


Mental Preparation Articles

The Key to Unlocking Your Speed - A Positive Mindset

Managing Your Stress Level During Times of Adversity

Success in the Pool is Ordinary

Practice Performers

The Inequities of Swimming:  Making the Most of Your Situation


USA Swimming Mental Toolbox


Energy Management

Goal Setting


Mental Preparation

Self Confidence

Self Talk

Team Building and Team Cohesion


Goal Setting Articles

Why Swimmers Should be all about the Process in Working Towards Goals

CITY Goal Setting w/ Missy Franklin Model - Nov 2020

Goals v. Process


Other Fun Articles

The Relationships of Parent, Swimmer, and Coach

5 Easy Ways for Young Athletes to Practice Gratitude

Chocolate Milk Out Performs Sports Drinks

Club v. HS Swimming

Strong Women are Beautiful Women:  Growing up in a Swimmer's Body



Coach Mike's Motivational Movies

Chariots of Fire, MacFarland USA, Miracle, The Rookie, Pride (story of Jim Ellis), Remember the Titans, Invincible, Hidden Figures, The Blind Side, October Sky, Armageddon, Dumb and Dumber, For Love of the Game, Coach Carter, Warrior