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  • those people who don’t wait 5 seconds. im sorry does time not apply to you?

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  • hey guys, cuz i was away for a few months i have a crap tonne of messages in my inbox! i’ll go through quite a lot of them in the next few days and answer them publicly or privately depending on the nature of the message. i can’t go back too far though because i do have quite a lot! so if you have something you want to ask pretty please re-send as after a while i’ll prioritize new asks.

    thank you lovelies

    -dee

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  • 1 - By changing your mind, you can change everything. Self-belief is the most important tool in achieving success.

    2 - Cutting time is achieved by hours in the pool honing your technique and race skills. However, just as important are your diet and mental attitude.

    3 - What you put into mouth ends up fueling your body and providing it with nutrients. Just like a car, if you put crappy, cheap fuel into it it’s not gonna run as well than if you had put high-quality fuel. Ditch the junk and focus on eating healthy foods, for a guaranteed boost in energy and training!

    4 - Don’t let a bad race or training session ruin your entire outlook on swimming. Everyone has bad days; champions are the ones who use bad days as motivation to do better, and don’t let it bring them down.

    5 - Cross-training rocks. Hit the gym, go for runs, do something besides swimming to keep your fitness up! Not only will you experience a refreshing change of scenery, but by doing different types of exercise you will target different muscles and maybe even gain an edge of other competitors!

    6 -  Encourage your teammates! It’s amazing that you’ve decided to knuckle down and achieve your own swim goals, but remember your teammates are probably going through a lot of the same issues you are! Positivity and words of encouragement, and offering advice are all part of a team environment.

    7 - Appreciate your coach more. You probably hate them 90% of the time because you think they’re being too hard on you or the sets are too hard, but their job is to push you and challenge you in the hopes of turning you into a better athlete. Instead of challenging them, try putting yourself in their shoes and appreciating what they do - it’s not an easy job!!

    8 - It’s time to re-evaluate your equipment! Maybe your fins have been a bit tight lately or your goggles don’t seem to fit right, or keep on fogging up. Updating your equipment definitely gives you a confidence boost, but more than likely they’ll also improve your training quality. (Think of it like this: you’re more likely to kick harder and faster when your fins aren’t pinching your feet and causing you pain!)

    9 - If you’re recovering from an injury, take it slow and don’t rush straight back into training. Listen to your physio/doctor/etc, as training too soon can cause your injury to worsen. Patience is definitely your best strategy.

    10 - Make sure you’re enjoying it! If you find yourself getting tired of swimming, consider taking a break or just simply quit. Regardless of whether parents, coaches, friends, family etc urge you to keep swimming, it’s ultimately your life and you get to decide what you want to do. In saying that, if you’re still loving it, keep at it! Good luck with all your swimming and personal goals in 2014!!

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  • Morning training

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    Missed your interval

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    Halfway through a set and you forget the lap count

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    When you have like five minutes between heats

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    Seeing a hot guy/girl from another team

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    Dryland training

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    Swimming

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