Here are some articles that I have found over the years that have been extremely helpful.  As I find new and applicable articles, I will rotate them in.  And if you see a great article that you think is helpful, please share it with me! ~Coach Mike

 

TIMES & PACE CHARTS

Top Times - SCY

Top Times - LCM

Distance Pace Chart

Race Pace Splits

 

 

GOAL SETTING

Goal Setting - Missy Franklin Model

Goal Times Sheet - Sep 2022-Aug 2023 

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

Goals v. Process

 

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

 

COLLEGE SWIMMING

Swimming in College and Recruiting

 

USA SWIMMING MENTAL TOOLBOX

Concentration

Energy Management

Goal Setting

Imagery

Mental Preparation

Self Confidence

Self Talk

Team Building and Cohesion

 

OTHER FUN ARTICLES

The CAP Relationship (Coach, Athlete, Parent)

5 Easy Ways for Athletes to Practice Gratitude

Chocolate Milk Out Performs Sports Drinks

Club v. High School Swimming

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

The Big Deal About a Swimmer's Nutrition