Dear Swimmers and Parents/Guardians
We have a busy couple of months coming up full of galas and open meets. I have recently noticed in the last year or two the change in attitude towards open meets and
races. So many positives but there are negatives that come with this.
Positives are the eagerness of swimmers wanting to compete in open meets and galas. great friendships and bonds these swimmers are forming, always encouraging each other to do there best whilst
performing and training to the best of their ability.
As a coach this is all I can ask of all of them and to see them do this with a smile.I see so many swimmers who feel under pressure to obtain county times, be the leader in the lane , get the medal .
I want all swimmers and parents to know that the happier they are the better they will swim , which will then boost confidence. There are naturally talented swimmers , hard working swimmers, gutsy
swimmers, and most important happy in themselves and their ability swimmers.
So to all swimmers out there, give everything a go, do what you can to improve and try to focus on your abilities and not that of others. Everyone can improve as long
as the focus is on themselves and not what others are doing. There will always be a difference in squads and abilities but that does not mean you are limited to improving.
Good luck to all and remember hard work pays off whether its now ,next week or next year . Every race is practice for the next one .
The pressure to be the best is sometimes to much, all I can ask of our swimmers is to train your hardest, swim your heart out and enjoy what you do with
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