Olivier Leroy

Quick Tip: How to Stop Overthinking Behind the Blocks

Find yourself overthinking behind the blocks? Try this simple trick to make sure that your swim stays “automatic.”

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What to Do When Tough Sets Scare the Chlorine Out of You

Got a perfectly reasonable email from a swimmer recently: “The pain of a challenging set sometimes intimidates me and I…

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Natalie Coughlin and the Power of Being Focused in the Water

Natalie Coughlin is among the winningest swimmers in NCAA and Olympic history. Here’s how she harnessed the power of intense focus in practice to deliver epic performances on race day.

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How to Bounce Back After a Bad Swim Practice

Bad swim practices happen to us all, no matter how well-meaning we are with our swimming. Here’s how to turn things around and get back on track.

How to Stay Sane and Motivated When You Get Injured

Every swimmer experiences the frustration, helplessness, and depression of being sidelined. Here’s how to stay sane and motivated when injured.

Laszlo Cseh and the Power of Rivalries

The competition isn’t to be feared. Here’s how to use your rivals to thrive in the water.

8 Swimming Milestones You Will Never Forget

Here are 8 common milestones that every competitive swimmer will pass during their journey within the sport.

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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.

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard a Swim Parent Give Their Kid

Having spent most of my life on deck and in the pool I recently heard the best advice a swim parent give their little swimmer.

Swim Parents: Your Stress and Expectations Are Contagious

Swim parents want the best for their little swimmers. As it turns out, the stress and expectations you have trickle down to your little athlete.

Why Your Coach Makes You Train Your “Off” Strokes

We all have the things we excel at—and things we don’t—in the water. Strokes included. Here is why coach is…

7 Reasons Every Swimmer Should Go to Swim Meets

Swim meets provide valuable lessons and growing opportunities for swimmers. Here are 7 reasons every swimmer should be going to swim meets.

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.

Dana Vollmer: Stay Calm in the Storm by Finding Your Anchor

Forward. That’s the last thing Dana Vollmer glimpses before she dives into the clear water during the preliminaries of the…

The Power of Training the Details

If you want big change in the water this season, start with the small things.

Caeleb Dressel: Carry a Big Kick and Bigger Goals

It’s March 23, 2018, and inside the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center everyone is standing. Everyone. Coaches, swimmers, parents, spectators. The…

35 Ways to Rule the Pool

Here is your handy little guide to dominating the pool this year and beyond.

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