Originally Posted by terry
Why We Need Speed
The motivation to swim faster comes from two experiences or desires Ė Racing the Clock, and Racing Another Swimmer. I donít mean racing literally, but the effect is similar.
Perhaps another motivation could be that swimming faster is more fun.
You need a certain speed to establish a rhythm that leads to that exhilarating feeling of flow state, to me at least.
(I'm sure you can articulate this much better than me)