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Breeja Larson  Olympian NYAC Asea Athlete @riseathletes Mentor Texas A&M Aggie👍🏼 📍USA🇺🇸

What an awesome weekend of swimming! I love swimming in my hometown!!! Especially when old teammates come to compete! Thank you everyone for coming out to the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa to cheer us on, the crowd makes it exciting and volunteers and officials make it possible for us to participate in these professional level competitions! .
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#tyrproseries #mesaproswim #breaststroke #olympicsport #swimming #aggies #gigem #joblove

My visit to YMCA nationals was short, but it was incredible! These athletes are part of such a vibrant swim culture, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. So I thought to myself, “how is one supposed to create that culture for their own environment?” And I feel that answer is a mixture of willingness, trust, and desire for fun. It can be scary to act silly and wear crazy outfits (not shown in the picture, but definitely in the competition), but if you trust your teammates to do the same with you and laugh at your own goofy self, you are helping to create a fun environment and culture others strive for. Outside of the fun atmosphere that was constantly present on deck, there was some fast swimming! Congratulations to all the swimmers who made the meet, and good luck for the rest of the competition!
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#ymca #ymcaswimming #greensboro #gac #greensboroaquaticcenter #swimming #athletes #olympicsport #spreadlove #joblove #lovemyjob #travel #thegrind #paysoff

Monday’s: they only come 4 times a month, so you can have 4 rockin’ Mondays, or 4 “why is the weekend over” Mondays.
Best part is, they bring a fresh start to every week! Every single Monday brings a new opportunity to have a great 7 day streak! Make a goal for the week: say 5 things you’re grateful for everyday! Text your mom, your best friend, your teammates, anyone at all, and tell them 5 things your grateful for that day. It’s a pretty fun challenge that I’ve done with my sister and others I care about every now and then😊. Take the opportunity to make the most out of your Mondays! .
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#monday #mondaymotivation #page #pageaz #horseshoebend #takecharge #staypositive #taketheopportunity #haveagreatday #haveagreatweek #enjoylife #onedayatatime

Last weekend I had the opportunity to run a swim clinic in Decorah, Iowa for the @northeasternswimteam which had an awesome fun group of athletes! They had high energy the entire clinic and started dancing at different parts so we had a IM dance party to “I wear a speedo” (Despacito parody) at the end😂
How good are your swim dance moves?
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#dance #danceparty #swimming #swimmoves #havefun #begoofy #letgo #joblove #creatememories #futurestars #dancelikenooneiswatching #enjoylife #moveon #exercise @swimswamnews #breakoutswimclinic
@itsjust_c_a_l_e_b

I love the memories I have of college and the cool experiences I shared with my teammates at Texas A&M👍🏼 if you’re currently swimming in college, cherish those short years! They go by fast!!!
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#kylefield #texasam #collegeswimming #collegeathlete #gigem

(READ WHOLE POST❤️) I had a great week of training with my teammates at @phoenixswimaz 🌵 now I’m gearing up for a special swim clinic with some awesome young athletes! It’s incredible to see the talent and motivation young athletes hold across the country! It’s such a privilege to be able to know and work with so many of them! One of the coolest ways I’ve been able to really connect with young athletes is through @riseathletes .
RISE is an incredible and innovative mentorship program that connects Olympians to young athletes across the country and the WORLD! We mentor young athletes through the mental aspect of their sport and how to balance it with everyday life! If this is something you are interested in (I truly feel it’s a very valuable and special option for young aspiring athletes), you can DM me or check out the Rise-athletes.com site (link in bio☝🏼). .
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I hope everyone is having a great weekend and trying to squeeze in an adventure or two🤠!
📷: @mike2swim .
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#rise #riseathlete #swimming #olympicmentors #enjoyyoursport #athletes #proswimming #proathlete #joblove #olympicsport #giveback #saturdaynight #humanconnection #letstalk #sharewisdom #mentoring #enjoylife #enjoythejourney #balance #learnfromothers #heretohelp

Couldn’t stay away from Tom’s Thumb Trail this weekend! I had such an awesome time with @theadventuresofpip and her wonderful family along with favorite adventure partners😍
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There really is so much adventure out there ready to be experienced! It’s not always convenient or even easy to step out the door or squeeze it into your plans, but just give it a try😉
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#tomsthumb #scottsdale #hiking #partnerincrime #adventuredog #babybear #timewithfriends #adventure #getoutside #goplaylive #goplayoutside #naturelove #experience #dogbooties

It’s always great to be back in Austin, it’s even more fun meeting the awesome young athletes and fans who come to cheer us on! HUGE thanks to all the swim fans for cheering! Swimming brings us together in a lot of ways, but there’s something special about being in an arena full of people and knowing how many have dedicated hours of their days, weeks, months, and years to the same sport and how it must have impacted them! And when there is a big fun crowd cheering loud it makes racing a whole new experience! The TYR pro swim in Austin was a great one! I can’t wait for the next! .
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#austin #swimming #tyrproseries #flex #gunsout #smile #havefun #joblove

Added some more check marks on our adventure list 📝✔️ Sedona and Page, AZ were absolutely incredible! One thing that really struck me was to see how much of a destination Arizona is to other cultures! We met a lot of people from different states and countries who traveled a long way to see what was 2-4 hours away from us. A lot of people are eager to travel the world and experience incredible views and culture which is a great plan, but try to not overlook what is in your own backyard!
I just had the funny thought while hiking cathedral rock in Sedona, “if the red Sedona landscape was in another country, some would find it more exotic and beautiful.” When in reality, it was a 2 hour drive and a $5 dollar parking fee to experience a spiritual breath taking nature hike. Why had it taken me so long to realize how much adventure was close by? I can’t take all the credit, having an adventurous boyfriend and partner in crime makes it a lot more fun! So find a good friend, sibling/family member, or significant other and keep each other motivated to experience what’s out there!

Here’s a challenge for this week😊 ➡️ look up activities that are happening in your city, then in surrounding cities, then your whole state. If any of them seem interesting and exciting to you, find the time and make it a priority to go visit and experience it! It’s much easier to find excuses not to go, so flip your attitude and find excuses why you SHOULD go instead of staying at home. There are a lot of free activities and events, so no matter your financial situation you can still go on adventures! All it takes is the time do a little research and find out what’s going on around you! .
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#sedona #cathedralrock #arizona #page #antelopecanyon #horseshoebend #adventure #gosomewhere #experience #adventurelist #partnerincrime #getoutside #explore #seewhatsoutthere #whatsinyourbackyard #adventurehat #loveyourmelon #roadtrip #getoutside #goplayoutside #gohike #sedonahike #natureplayground #letsgo #justdoit #motivated #motivateyourself #motivationmonday

Appreciate the big things and the small things and everyone around you this week😊

Got to squeeze a hike in with my roommates today👍🏼 the 4 legged one still isn’t tired🙄😄, that @nulopetfood keeps him full of fun energy all day long!
If anyone is looking for a fun intermediate hike, Toms Thumb in Scottsdale was a really great one with really fun views! I love getting outside to see the beauty around us, not to mention is was 75 degrees on December 10th in the middle of the day ❤️🌵🌤 so why not? .
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#tomsthumb #puppyhike #nulopetfood #nulo #dayhike #roommatebonding #getoutside #gomove #exercise #gohike #naturelove

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