The majority of articles that I cover are around technique and ways to improve in the water but it's important to discuss ways to improve your swimming out of the pool. One aspect that I cover with every athlete early in our sessions is the "why do you swim?" This is an important question to me and it should be important to you too. Everyone who swims or does anything in their life needs to know the why behind what they are doing. Sometimes this why is significant like change the sport of swimming, or sometimes it's just "I don't want to be afraid of drowning". But it's important to have that clarity in your life.