Photo Courtesy: Brooke Wright
By Katie Willis, Swimming World College Intern
Swimming is all about times. We have goals and goal times. It’s always good to have a plausible goal in mind; it gives you something to strive for. The fault, however, is when we let people expect too much of us.
We all have different seasons. Some go well, a little too well, and then suddenly people expect something of you. They expect that you’re always going to be able to be the fastest at this or always going to win that. And while your abilities ultimately define your performance, in the back of your mind those expectations are there and they are vicious.
Or even when we don’t have the best of seasons. People begin to question when you’ll drop time or if you’ll ever win again. You suddenly can’t hit those times you were doing last season and the crowd is disinterested. You psych yourself out, doubting your swimming abilities and thinking that you’ve peaked at last. Read More →