reflection

Love your taper

Love your taper

It's taper time again. 

Those words bring delight and smiles to any swimmer's ears. After a long hard season, tapering is like the big gift at the end. It's that moment of relaxation both physically and mentally for most swimmers. It's a time when your daily yardage gradually decreases before you head into a big swim meet. You should note though that it's not all about yardage. It's about the mental recovery as well. 

Why do we swim?

Why do we swim?

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.