Gaining Confidence in Swimming | Motivational Triathlete Stories

In this episode, Coach Shangrila Rendon talks with Archeila, Stephanie and Korie, who shares their experiences going from lacking confidence about swimming, avoiding the pool or anything related to swimming, and not knowing how to improve in swimming to becoming much more confident athlete, now eager to race triathlon, and are enjoying swimming.

 

How to overcome lack of confidence, dislike of and fear about swimming

- Transitioning from lack of confidence, avoidance of going to the pool, embarrassment of not knowing what to do… into feeling confident and enjoying swimming

- What specific steps to take to improve in swimming

- “I really want to try out triathlon but I don’t know how to swim.”

- “My cycling and running is fast. I’d have a great time, if swimming wasn’t holding me back. I’m always trying to catch up after the swim…”

- “Swimming is so technical and confusing. I am trying all the drills but I feel like I’m not making any progress”

- “I struggle with swimming. I wish I learned to swim when I was a kid. Maybe then I wouldn’t feel anxious about it… “

- “I’m worried I won't meet the swim cutoff time…”

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