The Good Thing About Being Slower
If you are a swimmer who is may not be as fast as you’d like to be then the good thing is that you have a lot more room for improvement. Swimmers at the pointy end of the field find it harder to improve because the improvement is much smaller, it’s much more incremental.
If you’re a swimmer who might finish in the bottom 30-40%, then there’s a whole lot of room for you to improve and to get faster. If you’re doing a program like The Mastering Freestyle Program, or you’re joining me in our swim coaching community at Effortless Swimming Membership Program, then that’s a way that you can help improve your technique. This is usually one of the main reasons why swimmers are held back from achieving the times that they can.
If you’re doing one of those programs, then you’ll probably find that you do make those big steps, you make those big gains in time. You can take 10, 15, 20 seconds off a 400 freestyle PB because you have a lot more room for improvement. It is actually a good thing, you can find a lot of ways to improve your time and get faster if you’re not at the pointy end of the field.