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Tip 013: Unconscious mastery

The path to mastering swimming skills

1. Unconscious Incompetence
2. Conscious Incompetence
3. Conscious Competence
4. Unconscious Competence
5. Unconscious Mastery


1. Unconscious Incompetence
When we're swimming we're unskilled and we don't know what we need to do to become skilled. We're unaware that we're unskilled.

2. Conscious Incompetence
Next we're still unskilled, but at least now we're aware that we are and making efforts to improve.

3. Conscious Competence
We're improving our skills and we do them correctly when we concentrate on it.

4. Unconscious Competence
We've practiced our correct skills so much they've become a habit and we can do it with out thinking about it.

5. Unconscious Mastery
The athlete's skills are developed to the highest level, perfection.
He does it with out even thinking about it.
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