maybe you are trying
harder than you think
It’s common for swimmers to compare themselves to their fellow teammates, both in competition and training. But is it a fair comparison? For example, some swimmers are born with more “fast-twitch muscle fibers,” which make them better sprinters, while others have more “slow-twitch,” helping them excel in distance events. Genetics also plays a role in a swimmer’s lung capacity, and the greater the size (determined at birth), the more work potential. The point is that your genetic makeup differs from your teammates, so comparing yourself to them may not be fair (and could undermine your confidence). As an alternative, it’s better to compare yourself to yourself. If you believe that you’re trying your best in all things swimming, that should be good enough for you.