|From The Old School Athletics Inspirational Art Collection|
This inspirational print was written by the athlete, for the athlete, and represents a "life statement". It bridges the gap between every generation of athlete that has ever played the game, simply because they love to play the game. Nothing more, and nothing less!
Keep your motivational poster in pristine condition by having it custom framed in the executive black leather finish hardwood frame (see The Athlete Inside the Mirror for image of executive black leather finish hardwood frame). It is heat pressed to a foam board so it will last a lifetime. It is then finished with a clear and durable acrylic glass. Comes with hanging hardware. Looks great in your home or office. Shipped, protected, in a sturdy mirror box.
Quote Appearing on print:
"I was born on the land, but am at home in the water. It is in the water when I have my purpose, where reliable habits and routines command my body. Conditioned by countless strokes, my arms and legs settle into a graceful rhythm. Kick, pull, kick, pull, and breathe. I have only one mind-set: To be faster than my opponents. As time passes and the water removes my senses, I concentrate on making my strokes stronger and more efficient. My mind focuses on practices I have already completed, and visualizes races I have yet to win. Pain consumes me, making me a prisoner of my own thoughts. With this pain, I cry out into the void where nobody can hear me. Still I swim. My resolve strengthens as my arms tighten and my legs throb unmercifully. A private war rages on as I swim, struggling to grasp a substance that cannot be grasped. Every breath a treasure to my burning lungs. I must battle my own body and mind as I push myself towards the end, knowing I alone will be responsible for my successes and failures. I alone, a swimmer Beneath The Surface."