Every swimmer experiences the ever-so emotional seasonal highs and lows. One week, you’re on cloud nine, destroying practice and going times that you have never gone before during test sets. You’re feeling great in the water. The swim meet that you were so excited and confident for comes along… and you cannot seem to perform. Your confidence is low, and you struggle to understand what went wrong. You ask yourself how you can excel in practice but not in a meet. You’re defeated and may even think that you will not be able to get over your plateau. Luckily, you’re not alone! Many swimmers have experienced this, including National and World Team member, Tim Phillips. Tim has had his fair share of seasonal highs and lows and offers advice to motivate swimmers after a rough practice or a rough in-season performance.