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The Key to Swimming Fast: Don't Forget to Fill Your Tank

By Lexie Lupton, SwimSwam, 02/12/18, 12:00PM CST

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However, putting forth the effort to set aside time to take care of yourself is what will ultimately make the biggest difference in your happiness and help keep your focus on why you love swimming in the first place.

My freshman year of college I received advice that immediately made its way to the top of my “Words to Live By” list. In the middle of the season I found that I had reached a point I had never experienced before: burn out. Knowing that I needed help overcoming this obstacle, I reached out to mental performance coach Robert Andrews from Houston, Texas.

After listening to me unpack the clutter in my head, he challenged, “well…are you filling your tank?” His seemingly random response took me by surprise but what came next was a simple, yet powerful concept that would quickly change my perspective.