Articles by Olivier Poirier-Leroy

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3 Mental Loopholes Swimmers Use to Get Out of Working Hard

It’s shocking how clever we can be to get out of giving another full effort at the pool. Here are 3 ways we slow ourselves down in the water.

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6 Reasons You Aren’t Seeing Success with Your Swimming

Struggling to gain traction with your swimming goals so far this season? Here are 6 reasons you aren’t seeing the success you want.

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When You Work Hard But Aren’t Swimming Faster

Working hard in the pool but not seeing the improvement you want? Here’s what to do.

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3 Things Swimmers Can Do Daily to Build Self-Confidence

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. Struggling to consistently be confident? Here…

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17 Ways You Know You Are a Distance Swimmer

The distance swimmer has their own set of struggles. Here are 17 ways you know that you are a distance swimmer.

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15 Things Only Your Teammates Understand

Swimming might look like an individual sport, but the bond that is created between teammates is powerful and unforgettable. Here are 15 things only your teammates understand.

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6 Things That Will Affect Your Mindset at Practice Today

Wish you “felt like it” more often when it comes to getting motivated to train hard? Start with these six things.

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You’re Never So Good That You Can’t Help with the Lane Ropes

You can tell a lot about swimmers during the last ten minutes of practice. Here’s what helping with the equipment says about you.

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Trust the Process

If it’s success you want in the pool, stop worrying about it and start focusing on this instead.

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Talent is Overrated: 8 Habits of Elite-Level Swimmers

If you look across the wide expanse of the world wide web there’s no shortage of ways to become a faster swimmer.

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This Mental Training Book Will Help You Swim Like a Rock Star

Confused about mental training? Want to unleash pro mode on your swimming this year? Learn how this new mental training workbook will change your mindset and help you pummel your PB’s this season.

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7 Misconceptions About Mental Training for Swimmers

There’s a lot of confusion around mental training. Here’s what it can and can’t do for you and your swimming.

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7 Reasons Every Swimmer Should Go to Swim Meets

Swim meets provide valuable lessons and growing opportunities for swimmers. Here are 7 reasons every swimmer should be going to swim meets.

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A Simple Trick to Stop You From Freaking Out Behind the Blocks

Here is one of my favorite tricks for keeping calm behind the blocks, while also helping you swim with more control and speed. Whammy!

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The Ripple Effect of a Bad Swim Practice

At some point—today, tomorrow, next week—we’ll have a bad practice. Here’s a sneaky way to bounce back quicker.

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