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Swim Sport Psychology’s training guides help you tap into your full potential using proven training techniques.

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Mastering the Mental Game of Swimming

Swim Sport Psychology Training Guides systematically prepare the swimmer for a competition environment that demands maximal effort, with attention to pacing and precise technical execution, pain & fatigue tolerance, and for a long duration race day which requires optimal recovery. Swim Sport Psychology’s overall sport psychology program encompasses performance and health, in and out of the pool.

Who we are

Dr. John Heil, DA, FAASP, FAPA

Dr. John Heil is a sport and clinical psychologist with Psychological Health Roanoke. He works with Olympic, professional and aspiring athletes, and has consulted at 3 Olympic Games. Dr. Heil also works in police and public safety, and in the medical field, where he is widely published in the psychology of sport injury.

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Check out Swim Sport Psychology’s repository of questions answered by internationally known clinical sport and clinical psychologist Dr. John Heil.

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN SPORTS (video/article)

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN SPORTS (video/article)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os0LF1tVMk4&t=3s Organizational Dynamics in Failed Mitigation of Sexual Violation John Heil Abstract: Organizational response is the tipping point in any incident where social justice is in question.  This paper seeks to...

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Dr. Heil Featured in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Dr. Heil Featured in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Dr. Heil was recently published in the book Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology - Theories and Applications. He contributed to a chapter titled "Sport injury: psychological consequences and management strategies." This book brings together world-class...

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Sports Injury Recovery and Return to Play (article)

Sports Injury Recovery and Return to Play (article)

Injury is recognized as one of the most debilitating experiences among high-performance individuals (e.g., athletes, police officers, dancers, and soldiers). Despite a wealth of evidence highlighting the deleterious ramifications of injury, few sport psychology...

Building a Successful Age Group Program from 8-14 (PPT)

Building a Successful Age Group Program from 8-14 (PPT)

Coaches and sport scientists come together to examine the challenges and identify solutions for working successfully with athletes aged 8-14, considering the practical aspects of day-to-day training, team management, and the science associated with developing the...

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