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Interesting Quotes from World Class Swimmers

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“I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work into it” ….Michael Phelps 

“Before the Olympic trials I was doing a lot of relaxing exercises and visualization. And I think that helped me to get a feel of what it was going be like when I got there. Iknew that I had done everything that I could to get ready for that meet, both physically and mentally.”….. Michael Phelps

People ask me,”what was going through your mind in the race?” and I don’t know. I try and…let my body do what it knows” ….Ian Thorp

“When I go out and race, I’m not trying to beat opponents, I’m trying to beat what I have done…to beat myself, basically. People find that hard to believe because we’ve had such a bias to always strive to win things. If you win something and you haven’t put everything into it, you haven’t actually achieved anything at all. When you’ve had to work hard for something and you’ve got the best you can out of yourself on that given day, that’s where you get satisfaction from.”….Ian Thorp

“I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let other swimmers think about me, not me about them.”……Amanda Beard

“I have been visualizing myself every night for the past four years standing on the podium having the gold placed around my neck.”….Megan Quann

” The water is your friend..you don’t have to fight with the water, just share the same spirit as the water, and t will help you move.”…..Alexander Popov

“Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves. It has nothing to do with how many times you win or lose. It has no relation to where you finish in a race or whether you break a world records. But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals.”….Kieren Perkins

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January 15, 2008 Posted by | Age Group | Leave a comment