Swimming: The only sport that takes art form, complete physical strength, and extensive technique to do correctly. It’s those that push to the breaking point and refuse to break who will achieve greatness!
Every breath feels like your lungs are on fire. Every stroke feels like your body is made of lead. Every lap the feelings get worse. Every training session hurts. If they don’t, you’re doing them wrong.
Many swimmers ask, “What is the secret to success?” I can tell you what it is. When you feel like you can’t swim any faster. Hold your breath any longer, kick any harder, you must keep on going. Greatness is only milliseconds away, but you have to give 100%. You can’t slack off halfway through the race because you think negatively, you must maintain 100% effort for the entire race.
It’s been told that swimming is a wimp sport, but I don’t see it. We don’t get timeouts, in the middle of a race we can’t stop and catch our breath, we can’t roll on our stomachs and lie there, and we can’t ask for a substitution.
– Dusty Hicks
I am passionate. I am a fighter. I am relentless. I am gutsy. I am obsessed. I am tough. I am brave. I am smart. I am strong. I am bold. I am graceful. I am powerful. I am dedicated. I am stubborn. I am a swimmer.