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Personal Best: How to achieve your full potential by Marc Woods

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Communication

Loud and clear

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

George Bernard Shaw

“The finest language is mostly made up of simple, unimposing words.”

George Eliot

TEAM TALK

Compared with the tension of a Paralympic Games, the European Championships are a far more relaxed affair for most of the competitors. Going into the 1999 championships in Braunschweig, Germany, the British swimming squad was expecting to get a good haul of medals.

For me, aside from my individual races, it was a chance to build the foundations of a British 4 × 100 m freestyle relay team that could go on to win a medal at the Sydney Paralympics. I was one of the senior members and I knew that to be competitive at Sydney ...

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