So at the end of the day we all want to win. But when it comes down to it how good a team mate are you really? Being a good teammate will set you up for life, teaching you all the skills you will need to thrive in life. In swimming, just because you’re a good swimmer doesn’t mean you’re a good teammate. Being a good teammate is about much more than just cheering during races. Just like practice, being a good teammate takes hard work, practice, and a daily commitment.