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8 Steps To Becoming A Swimming Eagle

1. Don’t compare. Eagles soar above all other birds. If you want to become a swimming eagle, you’ll be different than the rest. 2. Be passionate. Eagles love being eagles and soar above the rest. … Continued

Build Skills First – Add Power Second

To become the fastest, a swimmer needs a combination of excellent technique, maximum power, and lasting endurance to drive their technique. In a perfect world, swimming technique and power should grow at a consistent rate … Continued

Rest To Be Your Best

There are numerous ways to enhance swimming performance. Some are more active, like swimming, dry-land training, and yoga; while others are more passive, like nutrition, meditation, and rest. It’s natural for swimmers to place a … Continued

A Strong Body With A Weak Mind Achieves Little

An 11-Hour Tennis Match On average, a tennis match lasts about three and a half hours. During the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played a match that lasted over 11 hours! A … Continued

The Path Of Least Resistance

The pairing of the words “try” and “easy” seems illogical at first yet the “try-easy concept” is fundamental when performing in competition. This concept is not new, in fact, Lao-tzu, the famous Chinese philosopher born … Continued

What To Look For In A Swim Coach

Parents often ask me what they should look for when choosing a swim coach for their child. I recommend that they move cautiously and consider all the facts, as a hasty decision could have far-reaching … Continued

Visualize to Maximize

How to achieve success in swimming is no secret. To be successful, swimmers must take full advantage of the latest and greatest performance-enhancing techniques available. One such technique is known as visualization which involves harnessing … Continued

Swim Meet Nutrition

The human body is more complex than any computer ever built. To perform at optimum levels, it requires the right foods, in the right amounts, consumed at the right times. Therefore, swimmers must educate themselves … Continued

Self-Esteem In Swimming

To understand the term “self-esteem” consider the meaning of each word separately. The definition of “self” is a person (or oneself) and the definition of “esteem” is respect. So the term self-esteem means respect for oneself. The … Continued

Welcome to our brand new website!

Regardless of the sport, the best coaches are also the best communicators. They have a way of targeting and delivering essential information in a meaningful way that improves athletic performance. Over my years as a … Continued

What’s Your Angle?

Slow turns rob swimmers of victory time and time again. One of the main culprits is a lack of momentum at the breakout point. Angling downward off the wall typically causes swimmers to travel to … Continued

Technique Before Training

Imagine the impact on a child who never learned how to read or write; the negative repercussions would haunt them for a lifetime. The same holds true for a swimmer who never learned the proper … Continued

Why Yoga?

Yoga found its way into the Peak Performance Swim Camp curriculum in 2005. That was the year I began taking yoga at a local studio. Among the many things that surprised me about yoga was … Continued

Swimming Nutrition

Proper nutrition is critical to meeting the challenging demands of swim training. Falling behind nutritionally, even for a few days, can seriously undermine swimmers’ ability to train at peak levels. It is not uncommon to … Continued

How to Dump a Slump

A slump is the inability to achieve best times in competition. Virtually all swimmers will experience one or more slumps throughout their careers. Even Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all-time, experienced a major slump … Continued

Goal Setting Basics

Much has been written about the importance of goal setting; its importance unquestioned. Goals are like a map, pointing swimmers in the right direction. Goals are like a ruler, measuring progress along the way. Goals … Continued

Excitement Rules

When excited, swimmers become ignited. Excitement and the ignition that follows supplies the motivational fuel to survive and thrive in the demanding world of competitive swimming. Swimming excitement comes from various sources including positive performance … Continued

Don’t Weaken The Heart

Competitive swimming is a very tough sport consisting of one challenge after the next. Challenges differ depending on a swimmer’s ability and experience level. A 10-year-old swimmer may find swimming a 1,000 yards freestyle without … Continued

Be Like Shakespeare

I love quotes as they express so much wisdom, in so few words. Recently, I came across the following quote by English poet and master playwright, Robert Browning (1812-1889): “The aim, if reached or not … Continued

Behave Like A Champion

To become a swimming champion, swimmers must behave like one. Doing so requires a tremendous amount of planning, self-discipline, and effort. While there are no guarantees, these ten suggestions will greatly increase the possibility. 1. … Continued

A Healthy Diet Helps

To boost performance, swimmers must consider every option available to them including what they eat. A healthy diet supplies the body with the vitamins, minerals, and calories it needs to function at peak levels. Swimmers … Continued

A Case For Confidence

Buildings require a strong foundation to remain upright. Swimmers require a strong mental foundation to succeed, and confidence is an essential component. Many people view confidence as an elusive quality that some fortunately possess and … Continued