Sometimes, you feel you are working hard but not seeing improvements. This can be true with swimming. Last Thursday, my swimmers swam in the lake the first time this year. Before the swim, some felt they were not getting faster after working hard this winter. After the open water swim, they were singing a different song. This past winter, we all (including me) worked on efficiency and power of our stroke. Some workouts were a struggle but we push on. We had our reward and will continue to be rewarded this summer with our competitions. So never give up you will be rewarded at the end.