Competitions can be a nerve-wracking experience for swimmers, who put a lot of pressure on themselves during race day.
There is the fear of not wanting to under-perform after working so hard in training, and the worry of swimming in front of your friends or family. Combine that with the long waits you'll often face on competition day, and it's a time when nerves and anxiety levels are high.
Acknowledging these feelings, learning how to handle them and then overcoming them, is vital. Here, we share our top 10 tips to help you make your race day as relaxed and stress-free as possible.