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The three D's to success: Desire, Discipline, Dedication


Don't fear the competition; make the competition fear you.

We swim because we're too sexy for a sport that requires clothing.

Swimmer Ethos: Cold days mean nothing, rain days don't matter, and holidays mean two practices instead of one.

I'm not always first in my lane, but when I am... I never know what we're doing. :)

May your strokes be long and your times be short.

If at first you don't succeed, try to do what your coach told you to do the first time.

It's amazing how I spend most of my day half naked around everyone.

Water is a reflection of my soul.

Start unknown, finish unforgettable.

Train like an underdog, race like a champion.

Why float through life when you can swim?

Wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction.

You can only do what you've trained to do. Don't expect to swim better than you've practiced. - Coach Bill Rose

Before there are crowds, or podiums, or glory, there's just one thing: HARD WORK.

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is of high and heroic temper. - Aristotle

You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days you feel good. -Jerry West - NBA Hall of Famer

I don't understand a man who won't practice, who is satisfied, perfectly happy to be mediocre, when he might be great. - Branch Rickey - Baseball Pioneer

Consistency is the secret to improvement and success. You have to keep training when others lose interest. - Rob de Castella - Marathoner

There isn't anyone out there who isn't in pain. After a while, it's really just a matter of who's the last one to crack. - Travis Brown - U.S. Olympian

It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to get spectacular results. - Roger Staubach - NFL Hall of Famer

There are no short cuts. If you're working on finding a short cut, the easy way, you're not working hard enough on the fundamentals. You may get away with it for a spell, but there is no substitute for the basics. AND the first basic is good old-fashioned HARD WORK. - John Wooden - 10 Time NCAA Champion Coach

It is a sublime thing to suffer and be stronger. - Sir Henry W. Longfellow - Poet

You either get better or get worse. There's no way to stay the same. - Coach Joe Paterno

Recipe for success: Have a Dream; Set a Goal; Get to Work.

Repetition is the key to success - doing what you have to do over and over, and always doing it right. - Coach Pete Carril

All my training revolves around technique - I never do any speed work just as speed work, even in building up to big events. TECHNIQUE is EVERYTHING. - Alex Popov - Olympic Champion Swimmer

I can proudly say that I've never missed a scheduled day of training in years. - Michael Johnson - Olympic Champion Runner

Talent will only take you so far, and then the rest is up to you. I see many people who have talent throw it all out the window because they don't feel like putting in the hours of work. - Amanda Beard - Olympic Champion Swimmer

In a big meet, you're only as good as your worst training session. - Graeme Smith - Sub-15 minute 1500 Freestyler

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