Olivier Leroy

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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What to Do When You Want to Throw in the Towel on your Swimming Season

Frustrated with how training is going? Not seeing the results you want? Here are 3 things to try before throwing in the towel.

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3 Proven Ways to Use Visualization to Swim Faster

Visualization is a proven tool you can use to swim faster in both practice and competition. Here is how to use it.

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5 Things to Remember When Training with Swim Fins

Swimmers always get a little giddy when coach lets them use fins for the main set. Here are 5 things…

7 Tips to Help You Get Ready for the Big Meet

With championship season right around the corner, here are 7 tips to sharpen and hone your mental game and preparation ahead of the big meet.

7 Race Strategies to Confuse, Deflate, and Defeat the Competition

The meters and yards have been stocked up, the taper has gone well, and you executed a fantastic shave down (hardly any cuts!). Now all that remains is to get up on the blocks and unleash that bottled fury of talent and hard work you have been stockpiling over the previous few months.

7 Life Lessons Swimmers Can Learn from John Wooden

Here are 7 life lessons swimmers can learn from legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.

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How to Be a Better Swimmer In and Out of the Water

Swimming teaches us a lot. Besides how to excel at Sharks & Minnows (still my favorite as a fullyish grown adult), the sport gifts us patience, discipline, and the ability to eat like dump truck.

10 Tips for Making Your Tech Suit Last

The tech suit is one of the most expensive investments you will ever make during your time as a competitive swimmer….

3 Reasons You Should Be Doing More Kick

A faster kick is an overlooked way to improve your overall swimming speed. Here are 3 reasons your kick can be the difference maker this season.

7 Strategies for Battling Back Pre-Race Anxiety

You’ve trained long and hard to perform your best on race day. Here is how to keep those pre-race jitters from holding you back from swimming like a champ.

The Day Bill Pilczuk Shook the Swimming World in Perth

In January 1998 a soft-spoken Bill Pilczuk shook the swimming world when he dethroned the top sprinter in the history of men’s swimming.

17 Ways to Drive Your Swim Coach Nuts

Part life coach, part instructor, and part babysitter, our swim coaches have their hands full with us swimmers. Here are 17 ways that we drive our swim coaches a little crazy.

5 Things to Tell Yourself After You Have a Bad Workout

We all have those stinky workouts in the pool where nothing goes right. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself the next you swim below expectations.

The Swimmer’s Manifesto for Dominating the Pool in 2017

Ready to dominate the pool in 2017? Here is your guide to swimming your absolute best this year.

9 Signs You Have a Swimmer’s Body

There are a ton of benefits for choosing swimming as your sport of choice, but probably none that serves our vanity quite as much as having a swimmer’s body.

Hey Swimmers: Here’s How to Actually Keep Your Resolutions This Year

It’s 2017. Crazy! Here is how to actually keep the resolutions that you set for yourself this year.