2. Avoid over-identifying with your swimmer’s performance.
How they swim isn’t a reflection of you.
Don’t fall down the over-identification trap where your child’s swim performance is a reflection of you, leading you to ignore how they feel about the sport and focusing on your feelings. Taking the burden for their swimming also removes accountability on your swimmer’s part.
The more likely it’s their thing, the more likely they are to be successful.
Part of a blog post by Olivier Poirier Leroy