Monday, April 07, 2008

Slowtwitch Article on Adult Swimmers

Slowtwitch has just started a series asking top swim coaches about common errors adult swimmers make.

I liked Tim Sheeper's article, and not just because he ignored the intent of the series! He has four behaviours "late in life" swimmers should develop:

  • Perseverance
  • Confidence
  • Passion
  • Play
Click here for the full article.


Jason said...

Those are excellent points for anything, so I squinted and pretended he said something other than "swimming". It works with just about anything I want to be good at. How very cool.

I particularly liked "Passion" - "as the skills improve so does the passion" Or as my mum put it when talking about dragon-boat racing "I was never competitive, until I started winning."

Alison said...

Interesting that if you take any one out of the mix you'll have trouble gaining any success. Perserverance and confidence are no brainers but if you're not passionate about what you're doing and not having fun - what's the point? That's why I stopped chasing frisbees.