- Everyone feels like this! Nervousness is normal for any person and you can find comfort knowing that everyone feels the same way. It’s not feeling the nerves that makes the problem, it’s how you deal with it that matters.
- Being nervous is a form of simple energy meaning that it can be used to give you positive energy in your races and channeled into your performance.
Dealing with nerves and converting it to positive energy
Rebecca Adlington, Chad Le Clos, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte all swam incredibly well at the recent Olympic Games and considering their previous success this came as no surprise to us spectators. These swimmers and all other Olympians are all incredibly experienced swimmers and have been involved in their sport for many years. But even this standard of swimmers have to deal with their nerves and battle with any doubts they may have. Do you have a swimming race coming up soon but suffer with huge bouts of nervousness? Here are 2 important things to remember next time you face this situation: