Some might underestimate the impact a dedicated coach can have on an athlete. But Olympic swimmer John Naber knows differently. After winning five Olympic medals, he is now teaching others about the importance of mentoring in achieving Olympic success.
Watch our interview with Naber to learn more about his winning philosophy:
Great coaches can help talented athletes discover, pursue and achieve their passion.
“Finding your passion is easy. The trick is to find the coaching and the guidance to do it at a world-class level,” Naber told genConnect. “Not everybody can be a great swim coach but every great athlete needs a great coach. It’s so important to have a role model.”
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That advice isn’t limited to the swimming pool either. Having a mentor outside athletics goes a long way in making sure athletes succeed in the real world, too.
“Even in business, you need a mentor in the corporate office who cares you and your success,” Naber said.
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