I've been told this twice once one the first day of crew as a Froshand again by my trainer last year. It's true though, if you ask yourself why you aren't winning or placing its because you need more practice.
I love fan-made things that are thought out and not random and bad attempts to be funny or romantic. These are one of those things. I've seen SO MANY Percabeth headcanons that annoy the hell out of me bc 1) Percy would not do that, 2) Annabeth would not do that, and 3) THEY HAVE ADORABLE REALISTIC LOVE, NOT ALL THIS SEXY SH*T.