2020-07-23T03:50:22.000-07:00July 23 2020, at 03:50 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." --J.M. Barrie

2020-07-22T03:49:59.000-07:00July 22 2020, at 03:49 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure. – Tommy Lasorda

2020-07-21T03:56:22.000-07:00July 21 2020, at 03:56 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

Your success as a swimmer depends on how well you handle the pain and fatigue of oxygen debt. You get tired and quit mentally long before your body gives out physically. This means you can always do better than you think you can. You don’t always want to believe everything that you think. Your thinking is a product of your front brain. How you respond to the thoughts that you’re tired should be to refocus in the “now” – what you are doing in the moment. Try focusing on your breathing.

2020-07-20T03:50:36.000-07:00July 20 2020, at 03:50 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

“Whenever you feel yourself growing anxious, breathe in energy. Breathe out negativity. Breathe in relaxation. Breathe out stress. Oxygen is energy – it’s juice. Oxygen helps relax muscles and clear the mind. When you hold your breath, you are creating pressure and a nervous feeling. Athletes who choke start to become nervous about being nervous. Anxious about being anxious.” ~ Gary Mack

2020-07-19T11:44:41.000-07:00July 19 2020, at 11:44 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

“The key is to trust in your preparation. You have done all you can, so focus on that fact. You will remain the same person before, during and after the race, so the result, however important, will not define you. The journey is what matters.” ~ Chrissie Wellington

2020-07-18T07:32:45.000-07:00July 18 2020, at 07:32 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

“Excuse me, Sir,” Alice inquires. “Could you tell me which road to take?” Wisely, the Cheshire Cat asks, “Where are you going?” Somewhat dismayed, Alice responds, “Oh, I don’t know where I am going, Sir.” “Well,” replied the Cheshire Cat, “if you don’t know where you are going, it really doesn’t matter which road you take.” - (Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol)

2020-07-17T03:45:36.000-07:00July 17 2020, at 03:45 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

“How you do anything is how you do everything.” – uncertain

2020-07-16T06:52:28.000-07:00July 16 2020, at 06:52 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

“Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do. — Brian Tracy

2020-07-16T06:51:49.000-07:00July 16 2020, at 06:51 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho

2020-07-15T04:05:07.000-07:00July 15 2020, at 04:05 AM PDT, Ed Collins said:

“I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them.” – Amanda Beard