Olivier Leroy

Here’s What Swimmers Can Learn from Michael Phelps’ Pre-Race Routine

How did the greatest swimmer in history prepare on the day of his biggest performances? Here is what you can learn from Michael Phelps’ full race day routine.


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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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Caeleb Dressel and the Power of External Self-Talk

Here’s how external self-talk, or talking to yourself, can help you keep cool under pressure when things get tough at the pool.

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7 Olympic Swimmers Who Use Visualization

Visualization is a mental training skill that swimmers can use to boost confidence. Here’s how some of the top swimmers on the planet use it.

7 Tips for Awesome Breaststroke Technique

Master the breaststroke with these seven tips for improving breaststroke technique from some of the best breaststrokers on the planet.

7 Tips for Improving Your Freestyle Technique

Faster freestyle swimming starts with efficient technique. Here are seven tips for improving your freestyle stroke technique.

5 Life Lessons You Will Get From Swimming

There is more to the sport of swimming than best times and endless morning workouts with your best friends. Here are some of the lessons from the pool.

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Adam Peaty’s Tips on Developing a World-Class Mindset

Here are some of breaststroke ace Adam Peaty’s tips on how to be world-class between your ears so that you can dominate the pool, too.

8 Epic Swim Workouts for Competitive Swimmers

Here are 8 swim workouts for competitive swimmers. Whether you are a sprinter or a distance monster, you’ll find inspiration for your own swim practices here.

6 Sprint Swim Workouts for Bringing the Thunder

Bring the thunder in the pool with six sprint swimming workouts from the fastest swimmers and best coaches on the planet.

10 Motivational Quotes for Competitive Swimmers

Looking for some motivational quotes for swimmers? Here is a collection of inspiring swim quotes to get you motivated and focused at the pool.

9 Training Habits of Elite Swimmers

You don’t need to have designs on Olympic glory to use the same mindset and approach that elite swimmers use to dominate their swim practices.

Psychology of Pain: Let’s Talk About Talking About Pain

Does the way you talk about and predict pain and discomfort influence how much pain you end up experiencing? (Spoiler alert: It does.)

This is How Fast Sarah Sjostrom Swims in Practice

You don’t become the fastest 100m butterflyer in history without swimming fast in practice. Here is a look at some of Sarah Sjostrom’s practices and training.

How to Prepare for the Moments in the Pool When Things *Really* Hurt

We all experience it at one point or another in training and competition. Here’s how to be mentally prepared to conquer discomfort.