So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

If you have been to one of our swim camps before, you may recall that we tend to wander onto topics that go way beyond swimming itself, when interest and opportunity presents itself among our students. We like to think about and work on: mindfulness body awareness...
The Hardships We Face

The Hardships We Face

I both run and swim year round. In the last year or so I’ve put a lot more emphasis on running, and felt the corresponding motivation for that activity. Back in April, after a week off from illness, I irritated my achilles tendon on the first (allegedly...
Beware Of Nutrition-Induced Depression

Beware Of Nutrition-Induced Depression

[PS- After publishing this I realized using the word ‘malnutrition-induced’ in the title may have been more accurate – but it catches attention nonetheless. I think the point is clear below.] I imagine there are many among those reading this who feel...
Leave The Pool…

Leave The Pool…

In the previous post Alternatives On A Tough Day I talked about what to do when you don’t feel the its best thing to do your pool assignment. Here is another way to approach a practice when you have less than your best available. It’s a simple but profound...
Alternatives On A Tough Day

Alternatives On A Tough Day

We all have tough days when things in life are weighing heavy on the body and mind. There are times when we don’t feel like going to the pool, or we don’t feel like doing much when we get there. If you have one of these days, and decide that doing...
Why Build Skill?

Why Build Skill?

If you are reading this blog, most likely you are interested in improving your swimming skill, whether you are a fitness, competitive or adventure swimmer. So, you don’t really need to be convinced of this further. But, like me, you certainly notice the majority...