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Poll: What is your largest source of swim practice anxiety?

posted November 27, 2006 @ 7:06 AM  |  Practice category

Please describe your biggest fear, largest source of frustration and anxiety, or the things you hate most regarding your swim training.

Don't worry, many answers will be the same or similar, please list them anyway...

Post your answer in the comments section.


I get a pit in my stomach on the way to practice when I expect to encounter:
1. exceptionally cold pool water and 2. extra-long and boring, monotonous sets.

Posted by Dean O. on November 26, 2006 @ 6:37 PM

swimmers ready for taper and I want to be sure I do everything within my ability to taper them correctly for their championship meet. Hopefully I have given them the technique and training needed before taper to help them achieve their goals for the season!

Posted by Sherry on November 26, 2006 @ 6:53 PM

1. When I feel like I'm going to have a great practice and it ends up being a total flop.
2. When somebody in your lane isn't taking practice as seriously as you are (goofing off) especially on your *good* days. Not to be confused with not having fun.
3. Long boring workouts.
4. Oh, and NOT being yelled at by your coach on what you're doing wrong!

Posted by Judi on November 26, 2006 @ 7:01 PM

Fear: swallowing water while swimming in Long Island Sound.
Frustration: not getting feedback on your technique when you're doing something wrong.
Anxiety: knowing Dean O. will be swimming in my lane.

Posted by josh on November 26, 2006 @ 8:02 PM

Having an off night, and getting in the way of your lane mates.

Posted by John on November 26, 2006 @ 9:12 PM

1. Cold Water
2. Cold air

Posted by spearfish on November 27, 2006 @ 7:34 AM

being fat and out of shape or injured

Posted by dave on November 27, 2006 @ 10:04 AM

hypoxic sets

Posted by christine on November 27, 2006 @ 12:20 PM

Really hard sets.
Not being able to keep up
Having a bad swim night. Body Aching

Posted by Allison on November 27, 2006 @ 1:00 PM

When it is raining.
When it is cold.
Being hungry before going to practice

Posted by Doug on November 28, 2006 @ 2:07 PM

Cramps due to dehydration. Or that Dave secretly pees in the pool.

Posted by scott on November 28, 2006 @ 7:06 PM

1. allergies are so bad I can't breathe well (and we are doing hypoxic sets)
2. the morning of the race
3. being late for practice or just barely making it (so that means I have anxiety every day....)
4. scratching/hitting anyone in my lane or the lanes next to me or being hit by someone else.
5. someone tapping my feet

Posted by sheryl on November 29, 2006 @ 2:52 PM

1. Cold water
2. Pratice running past 7:30pm!

Posted by amy on November 29, 2006 @ 5:30 PM


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