How do you stay strong in the face of adversity - and how do you do it with tenacity and grace? US swimmer Madisyn Cox joins the podcast to talk about overcoming a major career setback to continue to do the sport she loves -- swimming. Cox discusses how time management and tapping into her life’s support system has aided her success so far. She shares her goals for the future, including training to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and applying for medical schools.
“Even in tough times, you still go in, you put your head down, you put in the work,” Cox said, when giving advice for cultivating a champion’s mindset.
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More About Madisyn Cox
Madisyn Cox is a top US Swimmer who had a stellar NCAA career at the University of Texas where she was a 10-time All-American and was named the 2015 Big 12 Conference Swimmer of the Year. Cox won a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships as part of the US 4 x 200 free relay and earned an individual bronze medal in the 200 IM. Cox finished just two spots out of making the 2016 Olympic Team in the 200 and 400 IM. She was recently ranked #1 in the world and is currently ranked #1 in the US in the 200 IM. She’s also currently on a fantastic run at the TYR Pro Swim Series.
Episode Topics and Mentions
University of Texas
University of South Carolina
TYR Pro Swim Series
Having a present mindset
The color Red
Action Items From the Hosts
Maria: Time management. Prioritize your tasks on our to-do list by putting the most important in the top 3.
Kelly: If you have something overwhelming, think of who else might be going through something and who you can help.
Quote of the Week:
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” - Helen Keller
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