How Failure Can Help You Make Your Dreams Come True

I’ve always been of the belief that you can turn your biggest failures into your biggest feats! Who else thinks like me? What biggest flop have you turned around? One of the strangest learnings of my 55 years has been since my dear Mum (and friend Fran Crippen) passed away on 23rd October 2010. More so the past eight months I have grappled questioning my purpose and self-worth. Questioning the meaning of all of “this”? I fought the good fight (“funny that”, I hear you saying, for those … [Read more...]

Reboot Your New Year Resolutions…

Can you believe it is February already...  and we've all had a month of opportunity to give our New Year’s resolutions a good red hot go. New changes and new habits have been made and you are all feeling good about the “new you”. Wait. What? Oh you haven’t quite achieved what you set out to do. You are not quite the “new you” you had imagined. Hello... you’ve had a whole month, what have you been doing the past 31 days? In all seriousness, I know this can be disappointing. You … [Read more...]

“7 Times Marathon Swimming Champion Reveals Her Motivational Secrets”

“7 Times Marathon Swimming Champion Reveals Her Motivational Secrets” In this three item collection of motivational products ready for you or a loved one this Christmas. Swimming for hours on end is not easy. What having to roll your arms over again and again. The water is often cold, murky and unbearable. There is an army of arms and legs to avoid, jelly fish to battle,  not to mention the gallons of water which gushes down your throat. You have only one thing to do… And … [Read more...]

How To Boost Your Self-Confidence

To have more confidence surround yourself with positive, supportive people. If you don’t have a supportive community, go create one. No excuses. A positive peer set will help you feel more confident. We all need people around us who are supportive, positive and buoyant, and who appreciate our sense of aliveness, joy and happiness in life. And, if we don’t have that, you can’t sit there and be a victim saying, Ooh I just have a bad set of parents. I have a bad set of friends. I guess I’m … [Read more...]

That time of the season… 12 tips for increased motivation

We all have days… Where we struggle to stay motivated, especially if you’re working on a large or long-term project. It's even more depressing, when you really want the goal you're aiming for... and yet you're struggling to find the energy to actually do any work towards it! OR In most of my squad swimmer's and triathlete's case… When you have achieved a huge personal goal after five, nine or 12 months of massive commitment to complete either the Busso Ironman, Busso Ironman 70.3 or … [Read more...]

Swimming Stroke Correction with Shelley Taylor-Smith

 If you are looking to improve your swimming technique AND your swimming times then this rare opportunity may be just the perfect remedy! The 1-on-1 Stroke Correction is available for a limited time and is suitable for any level of swimmer – from those of you learning to swim to those looking to achieve their Everest -  a 1/2 Ironman, a Rottnest Channel Solo or English Channel Solo crossing. Being 1-on-1 means that this session is totally “taylored” around your specific needs, whatever … [Read more...]

Winter Squads Now Open for Registration!

Congratulations to all of  the Busselton triathletes who achieved their goals on the weekend. I am a proud coach... and an even prouder one... witnessing the calmness and confident faces on the starting line... NOW that takes a Champion Mindset!!! :lol: Winter Squads are NOW open for registration…. Starting next Tuesday 21st May!!! I have created an easy-peasy PAY-AS-YOU-GO card system just for you!!! So easy as 1, 2, 3… 10 session card $150  [buy now…] 30 session card $400 … [Read more...]

Conquering Your Everest – How to Win the Mind Games Part II

Okee Dokee It is less than 48 hours until the starters gun goes off!!! Here are a few Champion Mindset Mental training techniques- simple to use and easy to implement - to help you prepare for the big day. I developed my own visualisation routine  that helped me achieve 7 years ranked World No.1 Marathon Swimming Champion & still to this day .... the only woman to achieve a World Ranked No.1 for both men & women; when in 1991 I was crowned "World No.1 Ranked Marathon Swimming … [Read more...]

Conquering Your Everest – How to Win the Mind Games – Part I

This blog is dedicated to all the 1/2 Ironman Busso competitors on 11th May 2013 The starter’s gun is about to go off, and before you know it you’ll be taking off in pursuit of a personal record. It’s only natural to be nervous, but if you’re a nervous wreck at the starting line you’re hardly in a position to compete at your best. What goes on beneath those swim caps is crucial to perceived success and enjoyment of your next competition. The motto, "if you think you can, or think you can't, … [Read more...]

Not even one Red Bull… No Bull!

This time last week I was gearing up for my role as “supporter” for Crazy WEST Aussie Aaron Richardson, in his MIDNIGHT 20km “Breast In The West Rotto to Cott” marathon swim. You’re probably asking yourself; “How did you stay awake Shelley?” Or... How many Red Bulls did you consume? Have you noticed when you feel fatigued and a friend comes over and asked you to come along to an activity that is your favourite thing to do? And..You seem to get a new release of energy and … [Read more...]