Sarah Swenson, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, is a Mental Training and Peak Performance Specialist. She earned her Master of Science in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior from the University of Tennessee and her Bachelors degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Psychology and a minor in Business from Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Sarah draws on her experiences as a NCAA Division II volleyball player as she teaches youth and college athletes skills to improve their mental game. Sarah recently worked at the United States Military Academy’s Center for Enhanced Performance (CEP) at West Point leading individual and group sessions with cadets in a variety of performance domains, including survival swimming, corps squad, athletics, and academics. In order to better understand the anxiety and fear cadets feel during the training, Sarah completed the survival swimming training herself.
Sarah has worked with volleyball clubs and individuals throughout the eastern United States, improving their on-court performance as both a physical skills and mental skills coach. She was an academic mentor for Student-Athletes at the University of Tennessee and has also worked as a mental training consultant for the Kentucky Mavericks, a Professional Basketball Team and a member of the Premier Basketball League. Sarah is a member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is currently working toward AASP certification.
Sarah specializes in working with athletes and first responders on mental toughness, resilience training, and emotional control and seeks to help all performance maximize their talents by strengthening their mindset. She also enjoys working with injured athletes as they return to their sport and helping them through the stress and anxiety and to rebuild their confidence.