Articles by Olivier Poirier-Leroy

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6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop

Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop.

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How to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable in Training

Improvement comes just beyond our comfort zone. Here’s how to get cozy with the scary unknown in the pool.

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15 Signs You Are an Awesome Teammate

Your teammates are among the best friends you will ever make. They see you at your best and your worst. Here are 15 signs that you are an awesome teammate.

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Want to Be Mentally Tougher This Season? Sleep More

Mental toughness isn’t just about being more gritty than the next swimmer; it’s about taking care of yourself between practices. Here’s how sleep will help you be more resilient this season.

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Why You Should Grade Your Swim Practices

The way things go for you on race day is decided by the average of how your swim practices go. Here’s how grading your workouts will help you be more consistent in the practice.

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How to Build a Pre-Race Routine to Dominate Your PB’s

Ready to smash some PB’s? Here’s how to build a legendary pre-race routine so that you are locked in on race day.

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The Parent’s Survival Guide for Dealing with a Taper

The taper is a confusing, frustrating and hilariously joyous time. Here is a quick guide for parents on how to deal with the various stages of a tapering swimmer.

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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect, This Does

Practice makes perfect. Practice makes permanent. Practice makes me eat bowls of pasta until I’m full…of shame. We’ve heard these…

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The Hilarious Power of Performance Cues

Laser-focus your training and improve performance by using some simple performance cues. Here’s how.

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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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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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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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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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