Swimming may be an individual sport; the intensive trainings and competition experiences build resilience and perseverance. But being a part of a team is what helps boost the motivation and drive to keep going. Having a whole team cheering you on in addition to the adrenaline pumping through your veins before a race can help a lot. It could even be the reason for you touching the wall just a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of your competitor. Trust us on that.