Train as normal in the build up to a competition – do not miss a session in order to rest – competition should never take the place of training.
Male sure YOU pack your own kit bag (preferably the night before your competition) – do not rely on anybody else to do it for you! You only have yourself to blame for anything you may forget in that case.
Know exactly what events you are competing in, what times the warm up & session start times are – failing to plan is planning to fail!
Day of Competition
Swim all your races at 100% effort and swimdown (wherever possible) after each.
Speak to your Coach before & after every race – get your brief/debrief.
Eat & drink regularly throughout the day but certainly do not eat within 20 minutes of your warm up or race. Drink regularly – “little and often” remember.
Always make sure the coaches know where you are and be aware of when your next swim is – do not rely on the Coaches.
Make yourself available for ALL medal presentations.
Cheer for your TEAM – Together everyone achieves more.
Take satisfaction from what you did right and learn from what you did wrong.