Olivier Leroy

5 Ways to Relax Before Your Next Big Race

#3 – Search your history of awesome swims for what worked.

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7 Things Swimmers Can Learn from Nick Saban’s “How Good Do You Want to Be”

What can an elite college football coach teach swimmers about perseverance, mental toughness, and swimming faster than ever? Lots.

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5 Things You Can’t Control in the Pool (and What to Focus on Instead)

Are you spending your energy and focus on the right things in the water? Give your performance in training and competition a boost by investing your effort in the right areas.

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Trust the Process

If it’s success you want in the pool, stop worrying about it and start focusing on this instead.

5 Ways to Get Your Swimming Goals Back on Track

We all experience ruts and droughts with our swimming. Here are 5 ways to get things back on track.

How to Use Self-Talk for Better Swim Practices

How we choose to talk to ourselves, that little voice in our head that whispers to us to keep going, or on the other hand tells us to give up, has a profound impact on how we perform in the pool.

7 Ways to Make Waking Up for AM Workouts Easier

#3 – Keep moving. Sitting down and slumping into your breakfast will only keep you in that half-asleep mode.

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7 Things Your Swim Coach Wants You to Know

Your swim coach will be teacher, counselor and friend to you over the course of your career in the pool. Here are 7 things they would like you to remember.

How to Be the Hardest Working Swimmer in the Pool

Everybody wants to be great. Everybody wants the medals, the records and the glory. They just don’t want to have to work for it.

Give the Gift of a High-Performance Mindset This Year

Looking for the perfect gift for the elite-minded swimmer in your life? Maybe a little something-something for yourself? Here’s how Conquer the Pool will help turn their (or your) swimming up to eleven.

How to Use Regret to Swim Faster and Smarter

Regret. We fear and loathe it. Here is how to use it to make positive changes over the course of your swimming career.

25 Powerful Ways for Swimmers to Stay Motivated All Season

Here’s a 25 tip breakdown for swimmers on how to stay motivated for the long haul of a typical season.

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.

You’re Never So Good That You Can’t Help with the Lane Ropes

You can tell a lot about swimmers during the last ten minutes of practice. Here’s what helping with the equipment says about you.

7 Misconceptions About Mental Training for Swimmers

There’s a lot of confusion around mental training. Here’s what it can and can’t do for you and your swimming.

Surprise: Hard Workouts Make Us Grouchy (and What We Can Do About It)

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. “Whatever,” I grumbled under my breath, looking…

How to Develop Next Level Resilience in the Pool

Grit, mental toughness, fortitude—whatever we’re calling it this week, is essential to your swimming success. Here’s why resilience is the difference maker you’ve been looking for in the pool.