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Olympic tips: Why do swimmers wear headphones?

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Olympic tips: Why do swimmers wear headphones?

In the Olympic swimming competition. Many viewers found that some athletes like to wear headphones when they enter the stadium, immersed in their own world, and look cool. Everyone guessed, is there any special reason for this?

Some people guess that the swimming cap is too tight and the headphone appears to be high when the headphone is worn; the head clip is small to reduce resistance; a few minutes after the headphone is taken off, the hearing is sensitive. What are the facts? A group of quick questions and answers. Sun Chun, the leader and coach of the Beijing swimming team, former national swimming team athlete and Asian champion, will reveal the answer to you.


1. Is there any practical effect of wearing headphones?

Its main function is a kind of psychological adjustment. Swimmers have about 40 minutes of rest after warming up. During this period, the athletes should take relaxation therapy and listen to their favorite music through headphones to achieve the purpose of mental adjustment and relaxation.


2. What style of music do you listen to most? Which one is more popular, fast-paced or soothing?

The music style you listen to varies from person to person, and you can choose freely according to your personal preference.


3. When should I take off the headphones?

This also depends on the individual's circumstances. Some athletes will take off their earphones to move their bodies and activate their muscles during the inspection.

There are also athletes who like to wear headphones and will not take them off until the front of the starting block.


4. What methods would swimmers who don't wear headphones use to adjust their psychology?

Athletes will make positive psychological hints. For example, replay the process of the game in your mind, recalling the details of the action such as starting, turning and sprinting.


5. How will the athletes allocate the time during the 40-minute rest period before the game?

Warm up in ten or twenty minutes, then change to a quick swimsuit, use the remaining time for relaxation therapy, and prepare for the check-in.


6. What do athletes think in their minds while swimming?

Focus on the game, don’t think about others