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Welcome to The Swimmer's Doc Community

If you are a swammer, swimmer, or looking to add swimming to you and your family's activities, this blog is for you. I'm Dr. Sandra Harrell, The Swimmer's Doc, and my mission is to empower and equip you with the skills to harness and cultivate your mental, emotional, and physical fortitude to achieve what you never thought you could achieve.

Oftentimes, we go about in this world living our life with streaks of confidence and moments of insecurity. Rightfully so, since there are no guide books or instruction manuals that's tailored to help each individual. What makes someone successful, may not make you successful. This advice is relatable to different areas in life, such as career, finance, family, health and wellness, and fitness. It's important to recognize that everyone's biological, psychological, and social make-up is different; and that receiving unsolicited blanket advice can be harmful.

I believe in the power of positivity, the grind when it comes to grit, and the benefits of taking risks and being resilient despite trials and tribulations. I believe that there is not one right path to success, whether it comes to achieving health and fitness or professional goals.

In terms of health and fitness, I often found the strategy "increase, decrease, or modify" very helpful for myself and others. This approach of either increasing, decreasing, or modifying an activity in order to progress and further a skill set has shown to be beneficial in areas even outside of the health and fitness realm.

In coming posts, I hope to inspire and empower you to gain the confidence to take that leap. Whether it's trying a new activity, taking control of your health, or removing toxicity in your life, I want to encourage you that you can do it and that you have a community who supports you.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson

After 25 years with this community, I've learned that swimming isn't just about competing in the pool. It's about building and revealing the character and strength you didn't even realize you had. My hope is that I can help you reveal the strength that's also within you.

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