Swimming is a game of minimizing drag and maximizing efficiency to maintain speed during the race. Transcript: "So, swimming is actually pretty simple, it's just pure physics, right? So the thing is, you do not accelerate, I mean, you cannot accelerate during the race. So the game is pretty much whoever loses less speed wins the race. So try to minimize your drag and try to grow in terms of efficiency throughout the race, and then you're going to have the same feeling, the same sensation of speeding through the race, right?"
Swimming is a game of minimizing drag and maximizing efficiency to maintain speed during the race.
My main goal is to become a world and Olympic champion in Olympic, and also help make it a bigger and stronger professional sport.
I don't think 20 minutes in a week makes a difference, since every minute and second counts in terms of achieving your goals. I would focus on living like an athlete for all the 24 hours in a day.
After qualifying for the 2012 Olympics in London, I had high expectations and ended up finishing fourth in my event. This motivated me to work harder and develop a work ethic that eventually led to better results in future years.
I would say some of my favorite swimming races are Michael Phelps' 2008 Olympic Games race against Milkovich, Paul Biedermann's 2009 World Championships record-breaking race, and the men's 4x1 freestyle in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Consistency in practice is the key to building confidence, as it allows you to test your abilities daily and stack up days of good work. This will give you the confidence that you have what it takes to reach your goals.