Consider this page your guide to links to resources about emotional intelligence (EQ) for triathletes and swimmers.

What is EQ
• The ability to recognize emotional fluctuations
• The ability to manage emotional fluctuations

Benefits of a high EQ
• Maximizes your learning
• Maximizes your racing
• Maximizes your performance • Maximizes your enjoyment
• Experiences of being “in the zone”?
• What tools can help you to get there?

Performance Pathway
• EQ Trumps fitness & preparation
• High EQ -> Ability to access the green zone – Think what you like
– Behave how you choose
– Access or Retrieve Skills You’ve been working on – Learn, Practice, Race & Perform at your best

Perceived Threats
• Brain prioritizes threats to survival
• Processed through pre-frontal cortex
• Is this a threat and do I need to act on it?

– -Am I going to drown?
– -Can I make the distance?
– -Can I perform my best?
– -Can I perform under pressure?
– -Can I navigate an unknown course?

For more information about Emotional Intelligence for Triathletes, visit these resources: 

Triathlete EQ by Izzy Justice & Heather Golnik

Swim EQ by Dinah Mistillis 

Freestyle Swimmer Struggling to Breath

Join our Training Newsletter

We'd love to send you training tips, triathlon news, and event updates. Don't worry we hate spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

You have Successfully Subscribed!