Championship meets can be a nerve-wracking and stressful event. Swimmers train all season and dedicate themselves to their swimming all for the hopes of being able to perform well, get personal bests, and achieve success in a one-shot environment. The mental aspect of swimming is always important, but it becomes even more important at these kinds of meets. If they can’t stay in the right frame of mind during the meet, then all of that training and hard work can easily end up being under-utilized.
Green Rhythm Swimming provides group-focused mental coaching for teams at exactly these kinds of meets. For this service, I would be on-deck with your staff and your team during the meet, and the purpose of my work would be to make sure that each swimmer is in the right frame of mind before, during, and after each of their events so that they can perform to their maximum in each of their races throughout the duration of the day. This is achieved by doing the following:
-Speaking with the team before the meet begins to talk about how to mentally approach the day (Focusing on performance, execution, and enjoyment rather than times, results, and outcomes).
-Giving every swimmer a pre-race routine to do behind the block to physically and mentally prepare to swim.
-Providing each swimmer with a mental strategy for positively reacting to every possible challenge, obstacle, or setback they may experience during a race.
-Talking with each swimmer after their races to make sure they mentally reset for their next event, stay focused, and maintain the right mindset from one race to the next.
I have worked on-deck at Championship meets with Florida State University Swimming, Florida Gulf Coast University Swimming, and other swim programs throughout the country and it’s always been a huge benefit the swimmers have enjoyed having available to them. It’s like having a physical trainer on deck, except instead of helping the swimmers keep their bodies in peak condition, we help them keep their minds in peak condition. Your team would certainly benefit from it as well!
If you have any questions about this service, or if you are interested in utilizing this service for an upcoming meet, please fill out the contact form below with your name, email, and the name of your program/organization and I will be in touch with you within 24 hours so that we can discuss your situation further and iron out the details.
For all of my coaching services, I will always provide my clients the absolute best work I can possibly give to them. This profession is my passion, it’s my life’s work, and it’s something that I take it extremely seriously. However, I cannot predict, know, monitor, or guarantee what you will do with the lessons, insights, and content learned in my sessions. Therefore, when you use my coaching, you are not guaranteed to improve learning, performance, income, health, fitness, or specific earnings. No one can guarantee you those outcomes because your results will depend on variables and factors outside my control including, but not limited to, your motivation, your diligence, your discipline, your capabilities, your creativity, your health, your fitness, your compliance with my recommendations and suggestions, and other factors which neither party has any control over. I also cannot and do not counsel, prescribe, diagnose, or treat any psychological, psychiatric, or medical issues during my sessions. You must seek help from a licensed mental health professional if you feel you are struggling or potentially may be struggling with any mental health issues.