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Overcome Form Slumps NOW!
Massive Improvement in just 16 Minutes a Day

The Renowned Swimming Slump Buster
- the 'Magic Email'

For 15 years, I have been lucky enough to be regularly involved in many hundreds of what I call swimming 'miracles' - converting swimmers' long-term swimming time 'slumps' into huge turnaround victories and record times - all without changing a single thing they were doing in the pool. The most amazing part was that I did it all with just one email.

Thousands of swimmers from all over the world have contacted me in absolute desperation about their slumps in form, and their unbelievably slow times (for them) - yes, even including Olympians. They would tell me how they simply must begin to perform almost immediately, otherwise they will be forced to:
a) give up swimming!
b) lose their financial backing - from parents, sponsors, etc.... or
c) entirely lose their coach's respect.... and the stories continued on.

They would often outline the fabulous previous swimming achievements they had swum, but then would then glumly describe how the past (6 months / 1 year / 2 year / 3 years) they have been dogged by a massive, and mystifying, slump in times - that did not improve no matter how hard they trained.

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By the time they contacted me, they had already tried everything - and were sadly at a point where they were so completely desperate, they were having to email me! (as mental training is always the very last thing people seem to try in these situations - but that's OK, I dont take offense ; )

After receiving their desperate cry for help, I would send them one single email, which always solved the problem (which I now call the 'magic email') - because almost without fail, weeks or months later I would receive joyful, exhuberant emails from the same swimmer, telling me about how my simple email had 'turned their life around' and they would then outline all the fabulous new achievements, titles won, and great times they had just swum at 'the' big swim meet - the very meet where their entire swimming reputation (and everything else) was on the line.

But it wasn't me - or my email, that turned their times around. They did it all themselves - I simply set them in the right direction. All I did was outline a few simple, but very important, things to do - which I already knew, worked everytime - from the experience of writing thousands of replies over the past 15 years. So it was a no-brainer really - and I thought I might finally share this 'magic email' with you, after all these years....

This is the 'life-saving, slump-busting' email I have sent out over the past 15 years, that would turn swim times (and swimming careers) around quickly and easily, and smash through their slumps in form:


"Hi, Thanks for your email, and sorry to hear about the slumps your times have been in. But please dont worry - your fast swimming times are still in there, just waiting to come out - they never disappear forever.  And they will be back - very, very soon.   All we need to do is trigger them, using some visualization.   (And yes, dont worry - no-one else but myself will read your email, so it's competely confidential).   Let me summarize the main things you need to do, to turn these times around quickly:

First of all, you need to 'visualize' yourself swimming for 15 minutes each day - and vividly, deeply imagine that you have just swum the best swims of your life, and the times you desire.   You need to inject as much 'feeling and emotion' into these images as possible, almost to the point where you really do believe that you are swimming in that pool.     This visualization needs to be done each day and this will help to program your internal computer to perform better in the pool when you need it to. 

Music can often help with this, but if you have any problems with the visualization process, I would highly recommend you order my Mind Training for Swimmers visualization mp3 which will guide you through the whole process of visualization and provide some added information, techniques, and motivation - which I call the 'slump buster' because it has helped so many swimmers over the pats 15 years turn their times around very quicly - without changing a single thing you are doing in the pool.

The program also outlines how to use affirmations - ie. silently repeating 20 or 30 repetitions of an affirmation (or mantra) in your mind, such as 'power and speed' can be helpful - whenever you have negative thoughts, as this helps to shut them out and also program your subconscious. 

You can also practice using affirmations while you train each day, to the rhythm of your strokes - just make some up that feel motivating to you.     You also need to repeat 10 minutes of affirmations right before your races, at the meets - but the program will give you a detailed explanation how to use them.  

Last of all, it's simply performance anxiety causing the problem - ie. you are trying too hard because you are not believing in yourself.   The visualization will dramatically help with this, but some conscious work will also help. 

I want you to once again begin to think (now) like the swimmer you wish to become.  Become that person now, dont wait until the times are on the board - they will be here very shortly anyway.  Begin planning again in your mind all the brilliant things that will happen in the year ahead because your times are so great - forget that they are not the times you want right now, as that is just a blip on the radar - you are a champion, and you will be back on that podium much quicker than you think - so begin thinking like 'that' champion swimmer again, and not like the one who has been struggling in the past with her times.  

You can even use specialized imagery for things like this, where you can trick your mind into doing amazing things - eg. when you have a shower in the morning and after training, imagine that the shower's water is actually 'magical' water designed for pure power, speed and acceleration - feel it flow 'through' your body and permeate every atom of your soul, and rejuvenate your cells at the very core, to instantly make you become the great swimmer once again that you truly are, and that you are destined to be.

Always remember that your mind and body are amazing mechanisms - and under pressure, they can produce adrenalin levels which can create unbelievable times, that will blow everyone out of the water.   You have this ability within you, right now - all you have to do is believe in it.   The visualization program will re-ignite the fire inside of you - that will be the main thing that turns it around for you, so make sure you inject as much emotion into the images as you can, and do it every day, without fail - even twice a day is better, until you get back to feeling normal in the pool again.   It's pretty easy to do these days by simply putting on headphones and closing your eyes.

All the best of success - and dont worry, its all there waiting for you, and let me know if you have any further questions.

All the best,
Craig Townsend 


That is the email that has "turned their life around" from massive form slumps to exhilarating and inspiring victories.

My proven visualization slump-buster, the Mind Training for Swimmers mp3 program (audio version) contains a 16 minute daily visualization for swimmers - this is the no.1 thing that turns around the times. Included in the visualization are powerful hypnotic suggestions to turn around times and improve form, which work 24/7 to accelerate the speed of results. As well as the visualization, you can also listen (once) to the 45 minutes of detailed information on the mind/body connection and 2 major techniques,as this helps you to get the most out of the daily visualization..

The program is spoken in plain English, perfect for young or older swimmers, and explains in laymans terms how the mind/body connection works in swimming, and has shown to turn performances around very quickly - without exception. You can also personally tailor each mental training session to perfectly suit your next swim meet.

The mp3 now includes FREE Night-time Subliminal Swim Hypnosis - valued at $25 - improve your swimming while you go to sleep to the sound of relaxation music - and your subconscious absorbs the positive subliminal swim suggestions. Available for intermediate and elite swimmers of all ages (yes, even from age 10 up).   The cost for the instant download is only $29.95

As many years of success have shown that this product truly works, I have always given the program my own personal guarantee - a 100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee for 12 months!  If you're not 100% impressed with the program, you can have it refunded a any time within a year of purchase.

To order the instant download, simply click the button below for our secure server - you order will be processed immediately, and you will receive immediate instructions on your screen to download the program, plus you will recieve an email receive from Pay Pal.   A one-year money-back guarantee if you don't love it!    Other Membership Options - * Or to see the Complete Acceleration Package $59.95 - including $100 of FREE extras (This Audio Program mp3 program + Ebook Program + Overcoming Pain' hypnosis mp3)  * 'Open Water' version of the program, click here   (Please note the download is fully © Copyrighted by Craig Townsend and cannot be distributed or used for commercial purposes whatsoever).

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Here's what others have to said about the program.....

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"My daughter had experienced a few health issues that affected her competitive swimming ability. We resolved those issues but were left with a string of poor performances at meets resulting in frustration and a loss of confidence. I got a quote from a sports psychologist which would have been a minimum of $750.00 with no guarantee of success. We chose to try your Mind Training for Swimmers technique and she has faithfully listened every day for about 45 days. We just completed a Regional swim meet and she got 4 personal bests include the 100 fly. This used to be her best race, but she hadn’t had a personal best in about 1.5 years in this race.

When she completed the race and look up at her time, she pumped her fist like she had just won the Olympics. I have never seen her do this before. Mind Training for swimmers has restored her confidence and renewed her love of swimming. I have listened to Mind Training for swimmers and it appears to me that every word and intonation was carefully chosen – probably refined over several years, resulting in a product that exceeded all my expectations. Not only does it work, but it was crafted so that she was convinced at the first listen that it was worth the effort of listening every day. She has not missed a single day. When she got home from the last meet of the season, guess what she did, listened again to Mind Training for Swimmers. She got personal bests in 4 of 6 races which hasn’t happened in years for her. I am convinced you solved her confidence problem. Thanks so much".
Dan Sirkis

"Craig - thanks a LOT for that visualization you sent us! The kids like it better than any other program they have heard, because it applies directly to swimmers. It is really terrific and we are thoroughly enjoying "mind training" better than ever before! As a coach, I really like the way you talk to the swimmer's subconscious mind on the tape. You are so positive, so encouraging - everyone needs to hear that kind of talk regularly. It makes you feel so good just listening to it. A really great part of a fantastic tape. Thanks!"
Jane Klembarsky
Swim Coach, USA

"I have listened to your program a number of times now and I am most impressed. I also gave it to a friend who used to be a National swimmer and she too thought it was excellent. This is a program I would encourage coaches encourage their top and elite swimmers to buy".
Peter Ruddock
* Aust. National Accreditation Swimming Coach Level III
* Life Member Australian Swimming Coaches Association Victorian Branch
* Convenor of the Victorian Swimming Coaches' Education Committee 15 yrs
Australian Swimming Coaches' Association Award for "Contribution to Teaching of Swimming".

"Your program is remarkable. While my son is young, I knew he had the discipline and desire to apply it. He has already shown marked improvement in all his times at recent meets and his practices have been much more consistant. He is very happy with it. We really want to explore the whole concept more. I use a lot of visualization when I ride and knew this would work. Thanks so much".
Jeanne Dolan, USA

"I would just like to say thanks for such a wonderful product. My daughter is only 11 and although has huge potential has been unable to overcome the mental side of team mate psych-outs, and was unaware of the methods sometimes used even at this age. After swimming very poorly at a recent qualifying meet I purchased the program in the hope that it would have an effect on her at State champs which were only 2 weeks away. We have followed the program for just 10 days and the results were fantastic. We came home with 100% Personal Best rate and 3 - 4 second 'personal bests', 3 finalist ribbons and 7 State qualifying times. She told me on the way home from the meet that she will not stop using the program as it has made a big difference to how she feels and thinks before, during, and after she has swam. She now BELIEVES in herself and her ability which just shone on the weekend. So thank you again and we look forward to further great results".
Carol Trager, NSW Australia

Full List of Mental Training Articles You Will Access With Your MindTraining Purchase:
(or for program references, click here)

Secret to Relaxation Before Races
Power Ahead with Mind Movies
Calmness Strategies
Use Video for Success
Remaining Powerful During Uncertainty
Great Swimming: Mental Requirements
Winning - Below Your Best...
Is Time Your Friend, or Your Enemy?
Boosting Motivation When Its Low
Helping Your Swimmer with Anxiety During Meets  Coaches Article
Your Self Image - How It Affects Your Swim Results
Mind Traps to Avoid in Practice and Meets
How Music Can Transform Your Swimming
How to Finish Even Stronger
Champion Thoughts Create Champion Performances
What Your Competitors Do Not Want You To Know on Pool Deck
Advanced Uses of Visualization in Swimming
Re-Motivate Yourself With New Goals After Your Meet
Your Mindset Approaching a Big Meet
Get Results - Swimsuit or No Swimsuit!
The Importance of your Focus
Zoning At The Right Time
How Elka Graham Mastered Marshalling Area Pressures
Power In The Mind Creates Power In The Body
The 3 Most Commonly-Asked Swim Questions
Swimming And The Massive Influence of Emotions
Why You Have No Limits
Dealing Positively and Quickly With Pressure Situations
Work On Your Weaknesses But Focus On Your Strengths
Secrets Of The Successful Swimming Mind
Mastering Your Races & Overcoming Every Hurdle - By Tailoring Your Visualization
Handling Negative Pre-Race Pool Talk
The Grant Hackett Mindset
The Ultimate Way To Handle Intimidation
The No.1 Way To Deal With Any Swim Problem
The Power of Emotions
Comeback Stories Behind the Australian National Titles
Building Up To A Big Event
Recovery From Injury
Moving Through Pain Thresholds, Overcoming Adversity
5 Relaxation Thoughts Before Races
5 Power Thoughts Before Races
Overcoming Fears and Doubts Once And For All
Master Performance Enhancer And Pre-Race Strategy - Stop The Worrying!
Zoning In On The World Champions' Attitudes
Treat Your Challenges Like Phelps, Thorpe, Thomas, Hall and Beard.
Finding Your Perfect Pre-Race Mental Formula - And What The Champions Do.
Achieving Your Potential With Visualization
Swim Success Through Your Self-Image
Boost Your Racing Confidence
Examining Your Swim Beliefs
Creating A Champion Attitude
A Master Mental Training Secret
Breaking Out Of A Slump
The Art of Zen Swimming
The Danger of Comparing Yourself With Competitors
Power Thoughts For Before Races
Competing With Your Team Members
How to Remain Unaffected By Intimidation
A Classic Mindpower Principle To Help Your Performance
The Day Of A Swim Meet - The Perfect Attitude
Olympic Impressions From Athens
Switch On, Switch Off Concentration
Using Your Competitor's Energy!
Leisl Jones's Record-Breaking Visualization
New Secret Technique! Finish Races With A Burst Of Power
Breaking Negative Race Patterns
Thoughts To Avoid Before Races
Personal Success Improves Swimming Success
Making Cuts and Achieving Specific Times
Emotions And Meets
Leading The Race On Your Own
Swimming Successfully Under Pressure
Revisiting The Zone - The Most Powerful Mental State
Using Movies and Music For Motivation
Mental Recovery For Your Next Race
The Most Powerful Knowledge A Swimmer Can Have - To Know Yourself!
Using Atomic Theory To Swim Faster!
Dealing With Pre-Race Doubts & Performance Anxiety
Dealing With A Crisis In Your Swimming
Handling Pain And Fatigue In The Pool
How To Edge Out Your Major Competitors
Maintaining Your Vital Swim Confidence
Observing, and Creating, New Champion Qualities
Moving To A New Team
Mental Training To Overcome False Starts
Dealing Mentally With Your Competitors
How To Achieve A Specific Time You Need To Qualify
Bringing Mental Training Into Your Swimming Life
The Zone
A Crash-Course in: Your Mind and Body in Swimming
Monitor Your Thoughts Before A Big Race
Develop An Expectation To Succeed
Visualization - An Amazing Tool To Bring Down Your Times
You Must Be ONE With The Water!
Mastering Your Main Competitor - Yourself
Will To Win - Accessing The Fire Within
Motivating Yourself When You Feel UN-Motivated - Making Success A Habit
When Swimmers Leave The Team  Coaches Article
Slaying The Dragons - Finally Conquering the Pre-Race Doubts (That Refused To Quit!)
Building Team Spirit And Unity  Coaches Article
Success Tips For On The Way To A Swim Meet!
Comparing Times Before Races - And Your Swimming-Personality
Change Your Perception And Transform Your Times
Can Mental Strength Conquer Stronger (or Longer) Bodies?
Sleeping Problems Before Swim Meets
Racing Suit Psychology
Overcoming Racing Paralysis
Competing Successfully Against Big-Name Reputations
Mental Training During Your Taper  Special Article
Belief, Fear And Self-Sabotage
Marshalling Area Psychology
Loving (Or Hating) The Pool At Swim Meets
Essential For All Swimmers - Damage Control!
When Personal Problems Affect Your Swimming
Monitoring For Burnout  Coaches Article
An Insight Into Ian Thorpe's Mental Strength  Special Article
Avoiding Burnout
Staying Positive In Swimming Training
Protecting Yourself From Negativity
Conserve Your Emotional Energy For Your Races
Bringing Cruise-Control Into Your Races
Mental Training - Competing Away From Home
Swimmers Who Get Sick Before Every Big Swimming Meet
Swimming With Injury Pain
How To Race When You Don't Believe In Yourself
When A Swimmer Wants To Quit Swimming  Special Article
Mental Speed Tricks In Swimming
The Mental Differences Between Successful and Average Swimmers
When A Fast New Swimmer Affects Your Motivation...
Know Your Mental Swim Personality
Create An Aura of Invincibility
How To Monitor Mental Strength  Coaches Article
Practicing With Awareness  Coaches Article
Team Visualizations  Coaches Article
An Exercise in Belief  Coaches Article
How To Change A Long-Term (Bad) Swimming Habit
The Most-Common Recurring Problems
The 5 Major Beliefs Of Swim Success  Special Article
Pre-Race Psych Up  Special Article
You Are Creating Your Future Results - Right Now
Reasons Behind The PB Drought
Master Key To Handling Harsh Criticism
Hungry To Win Vs. Afraid To Lose
Breaking Through Mental Barriers
The Common Fear - Of Success
When Goals Stress You Out
Comparing Yourself To Faster Swimmers - Good or Bad?
Manage Your Life Like a Pro
Overcome Pain During Swimming Training and Races
The Most Common Mental Mistake In Swimming
Surviving The Pressure And Still Winning!
Overcoming Fatigue - Out Of The Pool
Learn To 'Project' In Your Swimming Training
Watch Out For These Traps
Handling Psychological Warfare
How Do I Cope If I Don't Achieve My Goal?
Nervousness Is Good!
Your Team's Enormous Influence On Your Performance
Never Focus On Your Competitors
Use Your Most Powerful Advantage
Roadblock To Success: The Over-Zealous Parent
You MUST Learn To Bounce Back
Do You Need The Killer Instinct?
The Excuse Trap
Beating Tiredness During A Race
Add Power To Your Visualization
Your Constant Ally Is Waiting To Help You
Common Problem: Self-Sabotage
You Must Plan Your Daily Mental Training
The Awesome Power Of The Quiet Achiever
Your Mind Is A Computer - So Run The Right Program!
Overcoming Visualization Problems
The Secret To Improving Your Technique
Beat Fear And Succeed
You Must Conquer The Doubts
Even The Best Use Mind Games
Channel Nervousness Into Energy
How To Achieve Consistency
How Much Confidence Should I Show?
Dealing With Open Intimidation
Thinking Clearly Under Pressure
Training Great - But Terrible In the Swim Meets?
Use Mind Power In Your Swimming Training
Belief: An Essential For Success
Fear Of Failure: Your Self_Worth Determines Your Results
Visualization Is The Key To Your Success
How A Champion Came Back From Nowhere
Reverse Psychology: Pain Is Good!
Who Do You Swim For?
Mental Toughness Makes Champions
Create Your Dream Race
Reverse Psychology Can Take The Pressure Off
How Important Is A Reputation?
How To Beat Fear
How Past Victories Can Help You To Future Ones
Create A Success Formula
Success Brings Criticism - So Be Ready!
Coping With A New Age Group
How To React When Someone Passes You
Perfectionists - Positive Or Negative?
Experiment Your Way To Success
Maintaining Focus For A Week-Long Swim Meet
Transforming An Average Swim Meet Into A Great One
The Ultimate Secret To All Swimming Success: Happiness
Mental Differences Between Long and Short Distances
Knowing How To Win
Bend Your Reality For Success
Beating Faster Swimmers!
Handling The Pressure When You Are Expected To Win
Succeeding After Illness or Injury
Remove Uncontrollables From Your Thoughts
Mental Training In Your Daily Swimming Routine
How To Overcome Nerves
Discover Your Peak Emotional State
Overcoming Intimidation
Maintain Your Confidence And Belief
Are You Thinking Too Much? Release The Pressure On Yourself
How To Overcome Pain - in Swimming Training and Races
The Zone


(Please note the download is fully © Copyrighted by Craig Townsend and cannot be distributed or used for commercial purposes whatsoever).