What goes through a champion swimmer's mind
before and during a race, compared to a regular swimmer? When two swimmers are at the same level of skill, talent and experience, this is what will separate the two at the end of the race. Thought processes are regarded as so powerful that it is considered that one mind can influence another - e.g. if an excellent swimmer 'hangs around' with a champion for long enough, they will eventually take on that swimmer's habits, training methods, thought processes and behavior, which should eventually bring similar-type results!