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The Two Words Keeping You From Faster Swimming: “I Can’t”

At some point we have all stood on the brink of a tough workout or big-time race and found ourselves thinking, “I can’t.” Here is what you need to know about these two little words that are keeping you from swimming to your potential.

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5 Ways Swimmers Can Supercharge Their Mindset (That You Can Do Today)

Here are some simple strategies any swimmer can use today in practice to unlock a high-performance mindset in training and competition.

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15 Signs You Are a Tapering Swimmer

The moment you know your taper worked. Here are 15 signs you are a tapering swimmer.

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5 Science-Backed Ways to Have Better Swim Practices

The adage “Don’t work harder, work smarter!” is just as true in swimming as in other realms of life. There are ways that we can intelligently train that yield better results—if we choose to use them!

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Talent is Overrated: 7 Habits of Elite-Level Swimmers

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. If you look across the wide…

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This Dryland Exercise Will Get You Further and Faster Off the Blocks

Want to improve how far and how fast you are getting off the blocks? This dryland exercise will help.

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This Year Try Being Grateful for the Setbacks in the Pool

Struggling to improve? Here’s why those setbacks, trials and tribulations are to your benefit.

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7 Minutes a Day to Faster Swimming

The easiest way to make the most from your time in the pool isn’t a fancy new suit or supplement. Learn how to train smarter and faster in just a few minutes a day.

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5 Ways to Relax Before Your Next Big Race

#3 – Search your history of awesome swims for what worked.

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7 Things Swimmers Can Learn from Nick Saban’s “How Good Do You Want to Be”

What can an elite college football coach teach swimmers about perseverance, mental toughness, and swimming faster than ever? Lots.

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5 Things You Can’t Control in the Pool (and What to Focus on Instead)

Are you spending your energy and focus on the right things in the water? Give your performance in training and competition a boost by investing your effort in the right areas.

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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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5 Ways to Get Your Swimming Goals Back on Track

We all experience ruts and droughts with our swimming. Here are 5 ways to get things back on track.

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10 Misconceptions About Fast Swimmers

Elite swimming looks wildly complicated and difficult. Here are 10 myths and misconceptions about swimming at a world-class level.

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The 8 Swim Parents You See at Your Local Swim Meets

Here are 8 swim parents that you have probably encountered at your local swim meet.

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