Olivier Leroy

5 Reasons That Swimmers Fail

All too often swimmers can’t get out of their own way while chasing success. Here are 5 reasons that swimmers fail when trying to achieve excellence in the pool.

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5 Things Swimmers Do to Derail Their Workouts

This season make your workouts more consistent and 16.4 times as awesome by steering clear of these common hang-ups that often derails a swimmer’s workout.

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3 Simple Tips for Having an Awesome Attitude at the Pool

When you have a good attitude at the pool training hard and fast becomes a whole lot easier. Here are 3 simple tips for an awesome attitude.

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20 Habits of Elite Swimmers

Elite swimmers like Ryan Lochte recognize the value and results that comes with hard work. Here are 19 other habits of top-level swimmers.

6 Reasons Swim Moms Are The Absolute Best

Swim moms rule. But you probably already knew that. Here are 6 reasons why they are the best.

Are You Swimming to Win or Swimming Not to Lose? (And Why The Difference Matters.)

The difference between swimmers who swim to win compared to those who swim to not lose might seem like a trivial difference. But here’s how much of an impact it can actually have.

21 Ways You Know You Are a Swimmer

Swimming isn’t a sport, it’s a way of life. Here are 21 ways that you know you are a competitive swimmer.

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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.

Swimmers: A Letter from Your Strength Coach

With a totally new environment, new training partners, and the addition of weight training (for many swimmers for the first time), it can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

What I Learned on My Way to Swimming 35,000 Meters Last Week

Here are 5 simple lessons any swimmer can use to swim faster and smarter that I picked up on my journey back to the pool.

The 6 Struggles of Being a Butterflyer

You didn’t choose the butterfly life. It chose you.

17 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit)

We’re a funny bunch. We dunk our heads into water for hours at a time and have staring matches with a black tiled line (usually losing). We don’t shave our bodies for months at a time, and spend thousands of hours training in order to drop tenths or hundredths of a second.

5 Life Lessons You Will Get From Swimming

There is so much more to the sport of swimming than best times and endless morning workouts with your best friends. Here are 5 life lessons you’ll pick up during your swimming career.

7 Quotes to Inspire You to Greatness This Season

Greatness is upon you my chlorinated dudes and dudettes. Here are 7 quotes to help you get there.

5 Sneaky Things That Happen When You Start Writing Out Your Workouts

The log book is one of the most powerful allies in your battle to becoming a faster swimmer. Here are 5 less-talked-about benefits to writing out your swim practices.

10 Tips for More Confidence in the Pool

Struggling with your levels of self-confidence in the pool? Here are 10 ways to get back on track.

The Big Meet Went Bad. Now What?

We’ve all had those meets where results didn’t meet our expectations. Here is how to move forward.