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Swim England sports psychologists Hannah Stoyel and Helen Davis are back with a new series of support videos. In their opening video, the pair focus on what makes a swimmer great as well as helping you identify your skills, behaviours and characteristics as a person, an athlete and a performer. Everyone has the will to win. But very few have the will to prepare to win. That is what makes the difference. You will also see how to create your own performance profile and once you have watched the video...

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Like many of you, I am bursting at the seams to get back in the water. Each morning, afternoon, and twice in the evening I scroll through web-sites, like a prospector, scanning for the keyword “pools reopening.” And while I try my utmost to be patient—that first day back I am going to straight up swim until my arms spin off my shoulders—I am also working at being positive and productive. And not let the things I cannot do detract from having an outlook that is helpful to myself and...

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The coaches and committee at Brompton SC hope you and your families are all keeping well and staying healthy. Following the land training plans set by our coaches and joining our daily Zoom sessions will help your swimmers stay fit and gain strength and power while we are away from the pool, but improving your swimming technique and continuing to develop swimming specific neuro-muscular pathways is much harder to maintain without actually being in the water. The video below describes a great way you can continue to think about your...

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By Olivier Leroy author of Conquer the Pool: The Swimmer’s Ultimate Guide to a High-Performance Mindset Staying motivated and focused on our goals in the water without being able to train in a pool is tough. While training at home sounds easy, making new habits and routines isn’t always a piece of cake. If you are struggling a little bit staying consistent and motivated during Dryland-palooza 2020, here are some tips for how you can make working out at home a solid part of your routine and schedule. Let’s go:...

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There Has Never Been a Better Time to Work on Your Mindset By Olivier Poirier-Leroy With pools closed and swim meets cancelled, there is a remarkable lack of chlorine in the air. My swim bag has never been drier, my hair has never less chlorine-damaged, and I am having swimming dreams on a nearly nightly basis. But although we are all experiencing some kind of withdrawal from the pool, and we are all limited in the kind of physical training we can do, there is something that can be done...

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When was the last time you had a perfect season? Conquered every practice? Felt great in the water, every meter, of every day? Precision-drilled your races, swimming a best time and world record every time out? Sounds goofy when you read it aloud, right? And yet, that is the expectation many of us have. That things will go well, all the time. But that sure isn’t reality, is it? We misjudge a flip-turn and break our foot heel-striking a cement pool gutter. We get pneumonia two weeks before the biggest...

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Shameema Yousuf is a respected London based Sport Psychologist who will be running on-line webinar’s focused on the topic of an Athletes Mental Health and Development. Some of the topics covered during the Zoom sessions (£35 total for 5 sessions) will be: Adapting to Current Events Managing Anxiety and Other Emotions Staying Present Maintaining Productivity and Motivation Perspective and Compassion If you are interested or would like more information please contact Shameema directly via her contact details below. This is not a Brompton SC event and no representative from the...

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As we continue to be kept away from the pool, we wanted to share some more resources that will help your swimmers continue to develop their swimming both physically and mentally so they are in the best position condition when we return to the pool. - Processing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty- Times of uncertainty can play havoc with your emotions, not knowing whether your next swimming session is next month or later in the year. Swim England sport psychologists have put together a video for Swim England club members...

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With pools and practices shut down, swimmers have a lot of time on their hands and due to their training most have been up to the challenge and have adapted their focus and training to the options available to them—In this new “normal” there are opportunities to better yourself that don’t require a pool. Below are some of the books that I have been reading and re-reading during the break. Becoming a better swimmer (and humanoid) isn’t just about swimming faster than ever before. It’s learning about yourself during the...

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Although this week started like most of my weeks; sitting down Monday morning with a large coffee to do club admin work, it took only a few moments to be reminded we are all doing anything but our "usual". My daughter has been hard at work in her "virtual classroom" across the room and upstairs my wife has set up her new home office with extra monitors and files everywhere. I've loved our evening runs and bike rides together, the one positive from all this has of course been the...