Articles by Olivier Poirier-Leroy

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Why Your Coach Makes You Train Your “Off” Strokes

We all have the things we excel at—and things we don’t—in the water. Strokes included. Here is why coach is…

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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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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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Dana Vollmer: Stay Calm in the Storm by Finding Your Anchor

Forward. That’s the last thing Dana Vollmer glimpses before she dives into the clear water during the preliminaries of the…

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The Power of Training the Details

If you want big change in the water this season, start with the small things.

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Caeleb Dressel: Carry a Big Kick and Bigger Goals

It’s March 23, 2018, and inside the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center everyone is standing. Everyone. Coaches, swimmers, parents, spectators. The…

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35 Ways to Rule the Pool

Here is your handy little guide to dominating the pool this year and beyond.

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21 Things You Can Learn from the Best Swimmers on the Planet

Want to take things to the next level this season? Learn from the best swimmers in the sport past and present.

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10 Ways You Know You Swam in the 90s

Here are 10 sure-fire signs that you got to swim during the best decade to ever come immediately after the 80’s — the 1990’s.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Working on Your Underwater Fly Kick

Not sold on why you should invest a little more time and effort into improving your underwater fly kick? Here are 5 reasons to get on it.

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10 Things Non-Swimmers Will Never Understand About Swimming

For the casual observer, swimmers might seem like a bizarre lot. Here are 10 things that non-swimmers will never understand about swimming.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Know Who Vladimir Salnikov Is

Vladimir Salnikov was the greatest distance swimmer of his generation, possibly of all time. Here are 7 things you should know about the “Monster of the Waves.”

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Tom Dolan: Adversity is Confidence in Disguise

Tom Dolan battled through exercise-induced asthma and a narrow windpipe to become one of the greatest IM specialists in history.

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Nelson Diebel and the Power of High Expectations

Overcoming a troubled youth, Nelson Diebel stunned the swimming world winning gold in the 100m breaststroke at the Barcelona Olympics.

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Katie Ledecky: Train the Way You Want to Win

How you practice is how you race. Here’s a lesson from Katie Ledecky on how training habits become racing habits.

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