Olympic Advice: 5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

Olympic Advice: 5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

As athletes, we hear the word goal all the time. It’s in our coaches’ speeches, our parents’ pep talks and it even lurks in our own minds. Goal is thrown around so much that the powerful meaning behind the word sometimes gets lost. It’s defined as the object of a person’s ambition and the desired results. It’s not only where you want to be but how you will actually get there. So how does a goal become more than a just a word but a part of everything we do? SwimLabs sat down with 2016 Olympic Triathlete Greg Billington for insight on best practices for goal setting. Greg describes his goals as “the objectives which inspire my training and... read more
Five Best Practices for Prelims and Finals Meets

Five Best Practices for Prelims and Finals Meets

December Champs season is upon us! On the National, Junior National and Age Group level – coaches and athletes have been preparing to swim fast over the next few weeks. For many of you, these meets will serve as a good indicator of how you are progressing in your training mid-season and include some very fast swimming! They also feature multiple back to back weekends of prelims and finals format – which as we all know – takes a huge physical and emotional toll on every athlete. It’s a very fun part of the sport, but there are certainly things we can all do to help achieve our best performance at every prelims and finals meet. The championship meet... read more