13 Situations that Annoy or Upset Swim Coaches

13 Situations that Annoy or Upset Swim Coaches

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If we were to examine the skills and abilities used by swim coaches when they work, you might well be surprised. Leadership and activity-specific knowledge, patience and perseverance for the successful achievement of goals, the ability to guide their swimmers towards success through an education-, psychology- and training-based approach, and inspiring passion-building strength – these are just a few examples of …

Variability And Motor Learning

Dr. GJohn Mullen Biomechanics, Blog, Competition, Dr. John Mullen, Dryland, Latest&Greatest, Psychology, Training Leave a Comment

Many instructors, coaches, and therapists are interested in the question – “does introducing movement variability during practice facilitate learning?” Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not likely yes or no. It is important to move away from the notion of considering variability as a static term because it is possible to introduce variability during practice in multiple ways, which …

Influence of Competitive-Anxiety on Heart Rate Variability in Swimmers

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Abstract The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between competitive anxiety and heart rate variability (HRV) in swimming athletes. A total of 66 volunteers (41 male and 27 female) who swam the 400-m freestyle in the Brazilian Swimming Championships participated. Thirty minutes before the 400-m freestyle event, the athletes answered the Competitive Anxiety Inventory (CSAI-2R) questionnaire, then …

5 Tips For the Perfect Swimming Practice

5 Tips For the Perfect Swimming Practice

Dr. GJohn Mullen Agustín Artiles, Blog, Competition, Dryland, Latest&Greatest, Psychology, Training 1 Comment

What happens after the training session begins will require your utmost attention. You might have argued with your parents because you spend too much time playing video games, perhaps you are restless because you got angry with your best friend over something silly and want to make up or maybe you are just nervous because the day of an important …

10 Strategies to Help Improve Swimming Times

10 Strategies to Help Improve Swimming Times

Dr. GJohn Mullen Agustín Artiles, Blog, Competition, Dryland, Latest&Greatest, Psychology, Training Leave a Comment

You just can’t find a logical explanation for your poor performance and this new situation is getting to you. You were setting new personal records on your swimming times only a couple of seasons ago, whereas you can’t even get close to those old times nowadays. It does not necessarily mean the training provided is incorrect. There could be countless …

Ultimate Guide to Resisted Swimming Training

Dr. GJohn Mullen Biomechanics, Blog, Dr. John Mullen, Latest&Greatest, Psychology, Training 1 Comment

I remember at Purdue, we used the rack and I loved it! ? It was challenging and different, I felt it helped me connect my stroke. Sure, this is anecdotal but whether it physiologically or psychologically worked, I felt there was a benefit. Despite feeling it worked in college, once I began researching the topic, many questions popped up like: …