My stroke has always been in my favour, my strength. Up to the age of 13, I won races thanks to an effective stroke and a winner’s mind. It got me pretty far but eventually my competitors came up beside and passed me. I realized there and then: I have to start training for real! And so I did and my results came in an instant; number one in Sweden when I was 14, and one year later I qualified for the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Now, 25+ years later, I have once again experienced almost the same thing. In a deeper way this time. Now with the why, the how, and the what. As a former coach for another swimming methodology, I was tired of not knowing how to best progress my own nor my clients’ swimming. Now, I know what I have been missing. This article is a declaration of what structured CSS-training has given me, both as a swimmer and for my coaching approach.