Michael Jordan has a famous quote – he was asked by a reporter why he was so great? His reply was pretty simple but true when applied to anything really especially in sport “turning up is half of it” was his reply
About 10 years ago I wrote that if a half of being great is turning up that’s about the easiest step a normal person can ask for in their individual journey to greatness
The document I wrote this little story on was handed out to 18 12 years and under swimmers (only 3 of whom were qualified for Junior Nationals at that stage) and all but one of who had average to poor attendance . The result of the session around this theme was a dramatic increase in training attendance and general interest in competing at the targeted meets set out. I’m also very proud to report that 2 of this group went on to represent NZ at the Beijing Olympics and many of the group had successful careers at Age Group and Open level
Think about it for a moment if ones journey takes 100/100 then you go to square 50/100 by consistently attending training , meets and events
Its still only 50% but by committing to Swimming in this way you can’t but help your chances for success
And the worst thing that could happen is you get really fit and have heaps of fun.