Swimming Past Your Perceived Limits

Swimming Past Your Perceived Limits

I’ve had some version of this conversation with a few different swimmers recently and the scenario is something like this: a swimmer is wondering how to work through the strong discomfort she encounters when swimming up to a certain distance in set – say...
Inducing Panic, Inducing Peace

Inducing Panic, Inducing Peace

Last weekend I attended (and passed with ‘flying colors’ as I was told by my instructors!) the Red Cross Lifeguard Training course at our local aquatic center. I needed to renew my First Aid-CPR-AED certification and had been wanting to expand my practical...
Building A Bridge

Building A Bridge

I want to expand upon the topic of Overcoming Swimming Fear, but from a different angle – I want to address the fear of expanding motivation, expanding one’s orientation for swimming. Everyone may have a blend of motives for swimming, but each may be able...
Perceived Danger Zone

Perceived Danger Zone

This is a diagram I made to supplement my thoughts in the previous essay on Overcoming Swimming Fears. I just want to outline the subject in this post, while I can see the opportunity to expand a lot on each section of this diagram. Zone A – Personal Comfort...
Overcoming Swimming Fears

Overcoming Swimming Fears

You may have heard it said something like this: there is no courage except in the presence of fear. Fear is what makes courage meaningful. *** The day before the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race, while sitting at lunch on the boat during our pre-race training and...
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