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Triangle of Success

By Dr Ralph Richards
The triangle of success
Your child should be acknowledged for who they are – not simply for what
they accomplish in sport. Naturally, the person they are will impact upon
every aspect of their life, including swimming.
Real progress in swimming comes not from size, strength, or training
alone; it also comes from their development as a person – their character,
values, behavior, etc.
We will all celebrate if your child eventually becomes a champion, but
every day, in many ways, we can all benefit from your child’s involvement
in this great sport – if they happen to also swim fast, that’s a bonus.
Good questions to ask
• What were you working on today?  • Did you have fun?
• Did you try hard?             • How did you go?      • What did your coach think?