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Old 08-26-2018
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Hi Cathy,

Sorry to hear about having a rough time as that can certainly increase tension in shoulders, neck and chest. When you get to the pool, try to shut off the outside world and all of its problems and focus on only you, even if for 30 mins. My masters runs in the eves, it can take anywhere from 15-30mins before swimmers can shut off the day's stresses and get into their zone. I can always tell when a swimmer had a really tough day, they come out almost attacking the water. I often will pull them aside, chat with them briefly about what I'm noticing, help get their head into the game - and shortly after they are back in their zone swimming *with* the water in their "zen zone" :-)

Stu
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