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The Athlete Approved Swimmers Guide to Staying Motivated and Avoiding Excuses

How to Motivate Yourself to Go to the Pool and Avoid Excuses

This article will help you find ways to motivate yourself so you can stay on track with your swim workouts!
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Ultimate Guide to Setting Competitive Swimming Goals

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Competitive Swimming Goals

Our goal setting guide teaches competitive swimmers how to set season goals in five Athlete Approved steps. Swim smarter, not harder.
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Tommy Cope ISL Lessons Learned

3 Pro Tips to Help You Mentally Prepare for Your Next Swim Meet

Athlete Approved Ambassador Tommy Cope shares lessons he learned at the International Swimming League that can be applied to any level.
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Mike Bottom on The Social Kick Podcast

Coach Mike Bottom on The Social Kick Podcast

Coach Mike Bottom is interviewed on The Social Kick Podcast. Learn about his swimming career, plus the art of coaching each individual.
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Mentally Stay in the Game

How to Mentally “Stay in the Game” During a Time of Uncertainty

2021 Olympic Swimming qualifier Mokhtar Al-Yamani shares five things you can do to mentally stay in the game.
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Tommy Cope swimming breaststroke

Training through COVID-19: The Value of the Journey

Swimmer Tommy Cope describes his journey training through Covid-19. He is a 2x Big Ten Champion swimmer training for the 2021 Olympic Trials.
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Peter Vanderkaay

Lessons Learned from Olympic Gold Medal Swim

Roman Willets interviews Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Vanderkaay. He recaps the race and talks about his experience at the Olympics, giving advice on racing.
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Roman Willets

Turning Adversity into Triumph

Roman Willets tells his story about turning adversity into success, eventually winning a NCAA Swimming National Championship for University of Michigan.
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Emily Brunemann Is Having The Year Of Her Life

Newly engaged and professionally soaring, Emily Brunemann has much to celebrate this year. She is world class open water swimmer.
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Kaitlin Sandeno Never Ever Gives Up

In 2008, Kaitlin announced her retirement from swimming. Having accomplished so much, Kaitlin was ready to explore the next phase of her life.
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