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I've learned that the training part, the day-to-day time and mileage, that's easy. That's truly the easiest part, but the mental game of it all, especially when we talk about Iron Man, I explained to everyone, whether you are the first person or whether you are dead last, everyone is suffering. And if you're not suffering, something's wrong with you; and you should probably quit after that race because you had the perfect day. It is a huge challenge. And even down to half iron man, and a sprint even down to an Olympic distance. You know, even we can talk about swimming even in a 400, there's always that question of whether you can do it, at that three-quarter distance your brain will always want to tell you, you can't do it.
So to me, it's always about training the athlete, working with the athletes to make sure that they're ready to handle that moment because the rest of it's pretty straightforward.
I want to talk about leadership. Your influence as a sports director has been far-reaching for quite some time.
Our conversation with Tom was walk through 45 years of swimming history in and out of his history-making career, being the only Canadian swim to date that has medaled in three consecutive Olympic Games. Tom's journey to where he is now has ebbed and flowed naturally; he talks about what he's learned, challenges that he has experienced, the joys of success and the bitterness of defeat, and how that has developed the framework of a growth mindset.
We spoke with Sean Baker of the Markham Aquatic Club. Sean has been a pillar of the Canadian swimming community for the past 30 plus years. He's had the opportunity to coach from coast to coast and has always strived to make swimming better in his community. He is unapologetic about winning, his desire to win, and his performance expectation so long as it's done in the right way. He's a proponent for athletic development and is a master of team building.
We all know...anecdotally that physical activity has a positive effect on mental health and our physical health. The research and evidence show, "Regular physical activity comprised of cardiovascular and resistance exercise has many mental health benefits. The longer you stick with your exercise schedule, and the more often you exercise, the more benefits you'll see. For example, research shows that regular physical activity can help with anxiety, stress, cognitive performance, and mood".
There are so many organizations big and small across Canada that provide programs for people of all ages. We have compiled information for swimming, triathlon and multisport programs below.
The Missile goggle is the go-to goggle for so many swimmers worldwide - from youngsters up to those taking charge at the Olympic games. Why? Because the goggle works. Its inner orbital eye fit sits in the eye socket, creating a personal fit for so many & the adjustable nose pieces allow fitting on small and larger faces. As with all Vorgee products, the anti-fog is long-lasting. Click read more & lets go through the features and highlight what you get with your purchase.
The perfect combination of products to care for your body, hair and swimwear in an eco-concious way.
The Vorgee Aqua Range features three components: A body wash, a hair rinse and bathing suit wash that the Aussie's like to call a "Tog" wash.
Ever used a slimy, grimy kickboard or pull buoy? Here's why it was and your solution. EVA foam is expanded or foam rubber. Because EVA is a buoyant material, it is used in kickboards, pull buoys, aqua fitness equipment, fishing and water sports gear, and non-traditional items like floating eyewear. EVA foam remains strong at low-temperatures, retains its resistance to UV radiation and stress-cracking, and possesses hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties.