When we train for a sport like swimming, we are faced with numerous choices that will determine whether we will begin to reach our potential, or not. The video below from Australian coach Wayne Goldsmith talks about the top athletes making the hard choices rather than the easy ones. Hard choices make way for performance gains. Such choices, however, require commitment as opposed to talent.
Too often, we see very talented swimmers not fulfill their potential because they were not committed enough to realizing their potential. If you can commit to a number of good habits in training, then it pretty much follows that you will perform better in competition.
Richard is currently Secondary School Principal of Suzhou Singapore International School, one of China's leading international schools. He leads workshops across the Asia-Pacific region for the International Baccalaureate in the areas of pedagogical leadership and approaches to teaching and learning. Richard consults with schools on the topics of school improvement and effective implementation and use of technology.
With a background in public and independent school education in the UK and Australia, Richard is enjoying his international school adventure in China. He is passionate about developing and supporting educational leaders, as it is essential to improving all schools.
Richard is a proud family man and feels lucky to be married to Kim and father of their son Austin.
In his spare time Richard enjoys to swim, bike and run and is a now retired football player and coach (with occasional guest appearances)