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Old 12-24-2011
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Default In one sentence, what is Swimming Success

A thought exercise. In one sentence, what is your truest definition of "What Swimming Success Means to Me."
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My definition of swimming success is a moving target. Success was at one time defined by reaching the other end. These days that success has been refined to "reaching the other end without the fins" sometimes. Over the course of this year I will re-define success as reaching the end consistently without the fins but with some "style"; and even attain a few continuous lengths without a rest at the turn -- because my breathing will have become that of a swimmer who has become relaxed and more confident through being better balanced.

This is all to say that my success is a Kaizen matter of continuous improvement and building on what has been learned.

It has been a slow path but I'll be picking up the pace in the months ahead.

opps ... sorry - more than the one sentence "limit" !
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Success is having the feeling of calm and enjoyment as the water flows over me, no matter what distance I choose to swim.
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Old 12-24-2011
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To me, swimming "success" is the measure of what I do to help another experience the joys of swimming I have found.
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I've defined "Swimming Success" as being able to look around a crowded room and know that what I can (am) do (ing) is perhaps more than most can even imagine or enjoy and if approached by any, capable of sharing that 'secret' in its' truest form!
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Completing any swim with unconscious competence of my best form ,while swimming at the very edge of my current physical limits.

Maybe that's a goal and not a definition of success. My successes are moving targets. Improving beyond what I thought i was capable of, whether that be form or fitness or a combination of both.
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Success is swimming with ease at the speeds I choose. This is an open ended goal. Lots of room for the years to come.
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Success is swimming with ease at the speeds I choose. This is an open ended goal. Lots of room for the years to come.
Grant, that's your mission statement!
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Success is swimming at least a mile continuously with ease and grace and with correct technique at a speed that I choose. A mile made of all perfect strokes made of grace, ease and correct technique.
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Success to me is to enjoy and learn from my current practice to continue on the path of mastery to achieve a higher standard even though it may be ifinite.
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