3 Ways to Be Race Ready Behind the Blocks

By Cassidy Lavigne, Swimming World College Intern

Every swimmer has a different and unique way of warming up and preparing for a race. Some visualize or listen to their go-to pump up song, while others do a few body smacks and high jumps to stay loose. I tend to have the problem of overthinking my race and psyching myself out. My coaches and teammates know that in order for me to swim well, I need to be as relaxed and, in a way, as unfocused on my race as possible.

Of course, I know this tactic of being carefree at big meets is not everyone’s method. So, I decided to ask my SUA Lion teammates a simple, yet open ended question: How do you get ready for your race?

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

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