Motivation during the swimming season is different for every swimmer. For me? I have lots of things that motivates me. Some big ones are doing good so all the hard work I put in pays off, practicing for meets is tough but you have to just push through it all. People think that swimming is really boring and easy, I disagree, I have been in multiple sport activities and nothing compares to how hard swim practice is. On a normal practice we swim about three miles and that’s just after school. We also practice for three and a half hours everyday during christmas break. Preparing for meets is a different story there are every meet day things I have to do on the day of a meet. For instance I need to be up two hours before the bus leaves. It doesn’t really matter what I do I just need to be up getting mentally prepare for that meet. Meet days are the days I need lots of motivation because before I get ready to swim my event.
Another big piece of what motivates me is that I want to be like my older brother.When I first started swimming it was because of him and how he said it was fun but challenging. So I agreed to try it and my first year of drippin’ dragons was a lot of fun so I joined the next two years until I joined the school’s team when I was in seventh grade been in swimming since. I think that swimming is a sport that only a handful of people are able to be a part of because it does take a whole lot of motivation and even more determination. There are people that really want to try it and they join for a year and see how they like it, but they do not enjoy it so they quit. After this years swim season has ended we will have lost almost two thirds of our team because of the seniors that will graduate. Another thing that I think motivates me is that I want our swim team to succeed. I believe that swimming is more of a mentally strong than a physically strong sport just for the simple fact that we have to practice almost everyday, if you don’t then when you haven’t been in the water for 2 or more days that it’s almost like you forget how to swim. Don’t ask me why I think this, one of my teammates was sick for just about a week and when he came back to practice he was not the same swimmer that he was the week prior to when he was sick. You have to be willing to be very buckled down and give incentive to this sport.