Welcome to the next step in your daughter's swimming journey.

This offering is closed for the 2022-23 swimming season. If you'd like to join us next time, please fill out the interest form at the bottom of this page.


As a swimmer in high school, I wanted so badly for my hard work at practice to show up when it mattered most – at meets. Mismanagement of nerves held me back. Inability to calm myself down created inconsistency. Lack of mental toughness cost me enjoyment. I just wanted someone or something to help me get out of my own way. I needed to build my confidence. I needed a group like this.


If your daughter has any of these experiences, this is the group for them:

  • senses a disconnect between the work they put in at practice and their times at meets,
  • feels nervous or anxious before events at meets,
  • overthinks or puts pressure on themself to swim fast,
  • is hard on themself and can’t let bad races go, or
  • has big goals that currently seem a bit out of reach.

By meeting with the Commit to Confidence group consistently throughout this season, your daughter will have the opportunity to recognize they’re not alone, learn about themselves, gain mental skills and strategies, and make new friends. They will walk away from this experience with more clarity about who they are, more confidence in themselves and their abilities as an athlete, and more connection to others.

Who is the Commit to Confidence group for?

This group is designed for girls ages 15-18 (sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school) who currently swim for and compete with a high school and/or year-round team. It is important that your daughter is genuinely open to and interested in being a part of this group in order to improve themself and support others.


The group will be led by Abby Keenan (she/her). Abby is a mental performance coach who swam competitively for 12 years and has supported hundreds of athletes in getting out of their own way for the last 11+ years. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in educational (sport) psychology, and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member and CMPC Mentor through National University where she teaches and supports graduate students who are pursuing a career in sport psychology. Abby takes a practical, skill-based approach to working with teenage athletes by breaking down theory and research into easy-to-understand, action-oriented takeaways. She loves creating a non-judgmental, encouraging space for teens to be themselves, share about their experiences, and step into who they are meant to be. Read more about Abby.

Tell me more about how this works.

Hour-long group sessions will include discussions, interactive activities, and reflection. Your daughter will have the opportunity to share their experiences, successes, and struggles related to swimming; connect with other swimmers who have similar experiences; learn new mental skills and strategies to build confidence in and out of the pool; and learn ways to love and appreciate themself more – as an athlete and a person.


At the end of each session, your daughter will have at least one new thing to DO – an action-oriented skill or strategy to bring into their swimming to help improve themself, their performance, and/or their well-being.


Additionally, your daughter will have access to an exclusive online folder that includes resources and a collaborative space for group members.

How do I sign up for next time?

We hate that we missed the opportunity to support you! Please complete the interest form below and we will reach out to you first when the next Commit to Confidence group opens. In the meantime, you might also consider a free consultation to see if one-on-one mental skills coaching is a fit for you.

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