Anonymous: I've been swimming for 5 years and I'm still not as skinny as my other teammates and it makes me feel horrible :(
Hey don’t worry about it! Honestly, you must be very healthy since swimming is such a rigorous sport, and it really doesn’t matter at all what size you are as long as you’re healthy! Everyone’s body is different, and there is so much more to life than how much you weigh, so focus on that and you’ll realize how little your weight really matters in the grand scheme of things. Just enjoy your life for what it is and love every part of your body because you’re alive, you are here, and just being to say that is really amazing :) (wow that just turned weirdly inspirational..)
Anonymous: tips on jumping off the board to start? I know its a dumb question but i cant, i'm a really good swimmer but i can't do it :/ help?!!?!!
That’s not a dumb question! And I guess you really want to engage both your arms and your back foot to push yourself off the blocks
Tips to the Anon who needs help on breast- have long, long pullouts. You can go past 15m as long as you take one stroke. Make your stroke and kick fast(not overwhelming so) so you spend more time gliding. Try to get your body more out of the water when breathing and in the water when gliding. I’m a breaststroker so hope it helped!
: i wear glasses. at practice i can't see the clock. i can see underwater with goggles on, just not out of water. would wearing contacts to practice work or should i just get prescription goggles? what works better?
I’d say contacts - I know a lot of people on My team who wear contacts while swimmimg
Anonymous: Can you help me? I'm trying to improve on breast since I'm pretty good in Fly but my IM keeps getting ruined by breast... PS: thanks
I’m not a very good breastroker but reallybwork on getting a strong and full pull and just have real good pull outs
Anonymous: do you have any tips on making got faster because I swim my 100 in 1:20 but it's my first year really focusing on this event
Wait which stroke?
maybe next year leo
Ooh probs fly and 59.3 for 100 and 2:10 for 200
: I used to be on my local team but it got expensive , so I haven't been actually swimming since the beginning of last summer and I want to be on it so bad in freshman year but I'm afraid I won't be good enough, what should I do to be prepared for tryouts?
Swim! Mostly focus on getting back your feel since stroke is most important and then work a bit on regaining your endurance
Me: I’m going to eat super healthy before my next competition!
Me: *eats an entire pizza and tub of ice cream*
Me: I’m going to finish my homework early so I can get a lot of sleep tonight!
Me: *starts homework at 11:30 pm*
Me: I’m going to go on a run and do some dry land to get stronger!
Me: *spends entire day watching Netflix*
Anonymous: How old are you, if you don't mind my asking? And what's your 50 free yard time?
I’m 16 and it’s a 25.5 or something like that (I know its 25 point something)
Anonymous: So I had a major surgery a couple of months ago (I had my first rib taken out) because I have been healing I am not getting better. People on my team make fun of me even though they know what I'm going through. Suggestions? (I'm a 15 year old club swimmer btw)
Wow im so sorry that sounds super painful! and damn those people are really mean.. I mean maybe they are doing it in a joking kind of way and not realizing it is hurting you so maybe just tell them that it is? If that doesn’t work just realizes that while you will eventually recover from this, they will always be horrible, heartless people :)
People who float up and down the pool during practice and then swim crazy fast at meets are honestly the most annoying people ever
Anonymous: Least favorite event?
Ooh probably 200 back and 200 breast because I am so slow at the hahabut the mile and the 400 Im are quite high on that list because they completely suck