How an athlete moves is more important than the movement they do.
Fifteen years ago I would not have appreciated the magnitude of that statement. However, after nearly two decades working with athletes from development to Olympic Champions; over four Olympic Games with ground and water based athletes who have competed in 19 Olympic sports and won over 22 Olympic medals. I believe that movement matters most. How an athlete of any age uses their body is critical when you consider their long-term development or their ability to sustain elite performance over a long career.