Be Better Than Yourself
So often, I hear swimmers talk about beating Johnny, or having better turns than Sally, or being in better shape than Sam. The better goal is to simply try to improve. Try to be better today than you were yesterday. It is simple to say but hard to accomplish. Make a habit of setting small goals to help improve certain things like turns, streamline, distance per stroke, etc. Then ask yourself, "Am I better at this today than I was yesterday?" Get your coaches on board. They love this stuff!
WORK HARD TO BE YOUR BEST.