Articles by Olivier Poirier-Leroy

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10 Things That Have Nothing to Do With Talent

Much is made about having lots of talent. But talent alone doesn’t make champion swimmers. And it’s something you also don’t control. Here’s what to focus on instead.

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5 Reasons to Make Your Mindset a Top Priority

A better mindset will help you unleash havoc on those pesky PB’s of yours. Here are some signs that your mindset…

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Adam Peaty’s Tips on Developing a World-Class Mindset

Breaststroke ace Adam Peaty has quickly attained legendary status in our sport. Here are some of his tips on how to be world-class between your ears so that you can dominate the pool, too.

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6 Cool Things That Happen When Swimmers Improve Their Mindset

Feeling inspired to take your swimming to the next level? Here are 6 benefits of mental training for competitive swimmers.

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How to Balance Out Your Stroke (and Why It Matters)

A more balanced stroke will help you swim faster and more efficiently. Here’s why an even stroke is so critical, and what you can do to balance it out.

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It’s Not Supposed to Be Easy

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. You can join his weekly motivational newsletter for swimmers and coaches by clicking here. I tend to…

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Here’s What Swimmers Can Learn from Michael Phelps’ Pre-Race Routine

How did the greatest swimmer in history prepare on the day of his biggest performances? Here is what swimmers can…

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The Big Meet Went Well. What Do I Do Now to Get to the Next Level?

Happy with how this season went? But you are ready to take things even further next season? Here’s where to…

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5 Mental Toughness Lessons from Olympic Champ Kieren Perkins

Kieren Perkins was the dominant distance swimmer of the 1990s, with multiple world records and Olympic gold medals to prove it. Here’s the legend’s advice on how swimmers can get mentally tough.

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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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