1. Encourage accountability.
At the end of the day you want swimming to be your swimmer’s sport. Their thing.
Let them take ownership of the sport by letting them have their own goals, and encourage them to evaluate and track their workouts to further instill a sense of control of their swimming.
If they have their own reasons for swimming and showing up every day to work hard they are going to be more intrinsically motivated to stay (and succeed) in the sport.
Part of a blog post by Olivier Poirier Leroy