“Will Jonathan has been working with our women’s team this year and we have had incredible results. His ability to break down the mental aspect of sport and help athletes reach their potential has been incredible.”
-Dave Rollins, Head Coach of Florida Gulf Coast University Swimming
“I’m glad I was able to take some of Will’s teachings with me as I moved from collegiate swimming to the next stage of my career. It’s going to be completely different, but I know it’ll be alright thanks to Will’s persistence in helping me realize my full potential.”
-Evita Leter, Suriname National Team Member & Rio 2016 Olympian
“Mental strength is the crucial factor that separates swimmers from realizing the difference between being great and being exceptional. Will provides a unique platform that allows the swimmer to hone in on what makes them great and how they can be exceptional. He encouraged me to focus in on the moment itself and give myself the opportunity to enjoy it when it matters most, and it made all the difference.”
-Tayla Lovemore, South Africa National Team & SC World Championships Qualifier
“I have been working with Will for the last 12 months and have seen a drastic improvement in my mental attitude. I have always struggled with extreme feelings of nervousness and pressure before each race and it seemed to get worse the older I got. I knew that this was holding me back from achieving my goals, but I had no idea how to fix it. When I heard about the chance of talking with our team psychologist Will, I almost jumped at the chance. However, as our meeting date got closer, I became a little less excited. Doubt started to creep into my mind and I became unsure as to whether it would actually work or if it would even help.
I was most definitely proved wrong after my first meeting with Will, and I walked away feeling like I had already made a huge improvement. I gained a better understanding of why I often felt nervous at meets, and an even better understanding of how I could change this for the better. The sessions were very relaxed and Will was very easy to talk to right from the beginning. He seemed to understand where I was coming from straight away which made it very easy to open up to him and I was able to discover new sides of myself.
Will has shown me how to believe in myself and my abilities and given me key strategies to overcome the challenges that come with being an International level swimmer. I was able to break lifetime best times that I hadn’t come close to in over a year and I honestly believe my improved mental approach is what has made the difference.”
-Rebecca Moynihan, New Zealand National Team & SC World Championships Qualifier
“Before my junior year in college, I felt defeated. I had pretty much given up on swimming, as I felt like I had hit my plateau. I did not believe I would ever get over my race anxiety, and I did not think that I would have a coach that really cared about me. I decided to give it one last chance, and I’m glad I did. When our new coach brought in Will to work with our team, it was the best decision he made. Throughout the year, Will helped me get rid of my race anxiety. We analyzed each race and talked through my mental state of each competition. He gave me activities to help with my mindset and self-confidence. I stuck to these practices daily and met with Will every week.
By the end of the year, I was a completely different swimmer and person. I found myself confident in and out of the water. I had molded into someone I was proud to be, and my swimming followed. I was swimming my best times ever, and I even won 3 “A” Finals at our conference championships. I had this success inside of me all along, I just needed Wills help to realize that. The level of care he shows for his athletes is unmatched, and he believes in everyone no matter what. He knows what we are capable of and he has the means to make anyone successful. I will use what I learned with him in every aspect of my life as I move into the future. Thank you for everything you did for me!”
-Sommer Harris, NCAA D1 Swimmer & 3x CCSA Conference Champion
“Prior to working with Will, I had never considered how significant the mental aspect of my sports performance was. Will has been able to provide rational reasoning to the mental processes that I undergo during competitions. He opened my eyes to the defeatist attitude I carried into my races and provided me with numerous exercises that have enabled me to become a more confident & fulfilled athlete. With his help, I was able to achieve lifetime best times in each of my events for the first time in over 2 years, as well as win a conference championship in the 500y Freestyle.
Will’s dedication to his work is evident in the fact that he makes himself available to the athletes he works with 24/7, whether this be through a phone call, skype, or appointment. The outgoing and genuinely caring nature of Will ensures that his sessions are both educational and enjoyable!”
-Linda Shaw, NCAA D1 Swimmer & CCSA Conference Champion