Should You Go To Swim Practice Today?

Every swimmer knows that to excel in the sport of competitive swimming you must practice on a regular basis. But, sometimes athletes need breaks to recharge from the 'daily grind' of the swim season.

This quiz will tell you whether or not you should skip practice today given your current situation (not feeling well, injury, sickness, excessive homework, etc.)

Created by: Maia
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
3. In a typical week, how many times do you swim?
Once every weekday (Monday - Friday)
Two or three times a day (Monday - Friday)
Three or less times a week
I don't know (choose this answer if you have never done swim team before, if it's the beginning of the season or you are back from a long break)
4. Why are you considering not going to practice today?
I just got back from a long swim meet and don't feel like swimming at practice
I'm tired and/or have muscle soreness
I feel sick
I have a physical injury (swimmer's shoulder, pulled muscle...)
I have a ton of homework I need to finish
I don't know. I honestly just need a break.
5. How bad are the circumstances in the last question? BE HONEST! For an example: If you answered in the previous question that you feel sick, rate 1-5 how sick you feel.
1 (I don't really feel that sick/tired/sore or I don't have a lot of pain from the injury)
2 (I feel sick/tired/sore, but it's nothing that I couldn't deal with)
3 (I don't feel that well right now, but a good swim wouldn't hurt)
4 (Swimming is the last thing I want to do right now, but I'll go if I REALLY have to)
5 (I feel terrible and think that swimming will only make my condition worse)
6. How many days have you taken off from practice in the past two weeks?
1 - 2
4 or more
7. How far are you into the swim season?
We just started (1-2 months in)
It's been about 3 months
We're in the middle of the season (4-5 months)
End of the season (6-8 months)
It's the off season
8. How will your coach react if you skip practice today?
Oh, he/she will be angry
My coach will understand, they know I have an injury
They won't mind
I'm not sure
9. If you were to go to practice today, is there a way that you could 'fix' the practice so that it would be more manageable for you? For an example: If you have a shoulder injury, you could ask your coach to kick during sets that may hurt your shoulder.
10. Is skipping swim practice a habit for you? BE HONEST!
No, not at all! I usually go to practice everyday!
I wouldn't call it a habit, but I do take breaks often
Not really, I only skip practice if I need to
Yeah, I tend to skip practice even if I don't need to
11. How hard are your swim practices?
They are easy
Easy - moderately hard
Some of it is hard, but it's manageable
My practice is really hard but I'm mentally tough
My practice is really hard and most of the time I can't handle it
I don't know (choose this if it is a new season or if you have never done swim team before)
12. Do you HONESTLY think that you should skip today?
Yes, I would benefit from a break today
Yes, but I feel kind of guilty for skipping
No, now that I think about it I don't really need a break today
I still don't know (that's why I'm taking this quiz!)

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