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Champion's Mojo

Jul 22, 2019

Putting Joy in Your Life

Are you ready to invest more joy in your life? This episode’s special guest is Jeff Commings -- an author, broadcast personality and elite swimmer. Commings talks about how he has learned to find joy in the life in front of him and avoid feelings of negativity or missing out. He gives advice for listeners to feel energized about all areas of life, including making exercise a priority. 

“If you don’t have that thing that is just for you, you won’t find joy in what you are doing. You just have to find the time for you,” Commings says in the episode. 

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More About Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is a current world record holding member of U.S. Masters Swimming, a media personality for USA Swimming and has covered the sport of swimming as a journalist for decades. Commings is a decorated swimmer from the University of Texas, Austin where he was an Olympic Trials Qualifier. Currently, he is a world record setting masters swimmer. Commings is a media personality for USA Swimming and has hosted the Morning Swim Show and Deck Pass shows, among others. In 2010, Commings published Odd Man Out -- An Autobiography: True Stories of a Gay Black Swimmer. He currently hosts the podcast The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey that chronicles the 108 films of composer John Williams. 

Episode Topics and Mentions

Masters Swimming

TYR ProSwim Series



Albuquerque, New Mexico

Denver, Colorado

Rocky Mountain News

Swimming lessons



Going to the movies

The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey

Odd Man Out -- An Autobiography: True Stories of a Gay Black Swimmer

NCAA Swimming

College swimming

Olympic Trials

Coming out

Gay man

Action Items From the Hosts 

Maria: It is okay to walk away from things that are not for you. Incorporate regular exercise into your life because it actually gives you more time and energy to accomplish more. 

Kelly: Make use of time management to enjoy life more - and include everything from work tasks to working on your relationships. 

Quote of the Week: “Find ecstasy in life: the mere sense of living is joy enough.” -- Emily Dickinson

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