Sole Searching is intended and designed to generate and create serious thinking and deep consideration regarding one’s beliefs, motivation and driving force to finally move yourself to the next level.

Swimming is really easy, but it’s really hard is a saying that has been floating around for years. When embraced you can take it at face value and simply be honest with yourself. When an athlete chooses to practice for the sake of practice, they will start to see the results they are training hard to get. So many athletes squander their best training and energy on “busy swimming.” Busy swimming is becoming a slave to our watch, our training program, our coach and the opinions of other. We swim with no plan, no clear-cut goal for improvement, no patience, no feel for the water, a fixed mentality and become puzzled and wonder why we see little to no improvement.

  • Swim deliberately and mindfully.
  • Mobility opportunities: if you can’t demonstrate the move out of the water there is a strong probability you will not be able to do it in the water.
  • A failure to breath properly. Poor breathing in our daily lives will not improve just because you are swimming.
  • Each time in the water have one thing you want to work on improving.
  • Patience and persistency period. Seth Godin so elegantly said that “Results show up. They are easy to see, easy to measure and they persist.”
  • Remember swimming is simply applying the laws of physics; it is consistent every time.

As we endure and embrace any challenge in any arena in life, James Clear best sums up the process:

“Beginner = ignorant simplicity

Intermediate = functional complexity

Advanced = profound simplicity”