Olivier Poirier-Leroy

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6 Things Swimmers Need to Stop Telling Themselves

Successful swimmers realize the impact that excuses and self-talk has on their success. Here are 6 things that swimmers need to stop telling themselves.

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12 Ways to Procrastinate Before Your Next Swim Practice

Struggling to get motivated to go to practice? Don’t worry, here are 12 more ways to make it even more difficult!

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The 11 Mental Stages Swimmers Go Through During a Tough Workout

Confidant, confused, terrified. Swimmers go through a gamut of emotions when coach scrawls up a tough set on the board. Here are 11 mental stages swimmers go through during a tough workout.

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Have a Bad Workout? Remember These 5 Things.

Bad workouts will happen. Here are 5 tips to help you come back smarter and faster the next time you have a stinker of a workout.

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How Do I Stay Motivated to Train Hard in Swimming?

One of the most common questions I get is a variation of: “How do I train hard when I don’t feel like it?” Here are 6 tips for getting the motivational fire burning again.

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The 12 Swimmers You See at Your Local Swim Meets

Here are 12 of the swimmers you see on deck at your local swim meet. Where do you fit in?

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6 Tips for Kicking That Tough Set’s Butt

With the season rolling on those tough sets are going to start coming in hot and heavy. Here are 6 tricks for getting through those hard sets like a boss.

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The 8 Swimmers You See Behind the Blocks

Swimmers are a weirdly unique bunch. From the way we train, to our pre-race rituals, we all have those little idiosyncrasies. Here are 8 different swimmers that we see behind the blocks at meets.

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5 Ways Swimmers Hold Themselves Back in the Pool

All too often we catch ourselves being our own worst enemy. Here are 5 ways that we hold ourselves back in our swimming.

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6 Things to Think About Next Time You Stumble with Your Swimming

6 things to think about the next time that your swimming is going not so, well, swimmingly.

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This Coach Challenged His Athletes to Get Just 1% Better (And Then They Won 16 Olympic Golds)

Looking to make some striking improvements to your swimming? The quickest way to becoming a faster swimmer is not the way you think.

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6 Reasons to Get Stoked About Being a Self-Disciplined Swimmer

Learn six reasons why you should be fired up about becoming a more self-disciplined swimmer.

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5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep the Night Before Your Big Race

It’s the night before the big race and you find yourself staring wide eyed at the back of your eyelids. Here are 5 tips for relaxing and getting a good night’s rest.

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Why Do We Get Less Optimistic The Closer the Big Race Gets?

It’s a familiar situation; with weeks or days remaining until the big meet a swimmer will develop a seemingly random crisis in confidence. Here is why this happens.

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7 Quotes to Help Swimmers Get Focused

Having troubled concentrating on what matters with your swimming? Here are 7 quotes to help you get focused and back on track.

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