Olivier Leroy

Why You Should Grade Your Swim Practices

The way things go for you on race day is decided by the average of how your swim practices go. Here’s how grading your workouts will help you be more consistent in the practice.

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The Bad Habit That Drives Swim Coaches Crazy

It’s out there on our pool decks. Bad body language. And it drives your coach crazy. Here is how powerful this bad habit can actually be on swimmers.

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What to Do When You Are Getting Crushed by the Super Talented Swimmer

We’ve all trained or competed with the swimmer with limitless talent. Here’s the upside on being less talented than the swimmer in the next lane.

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Tired of Choking on Race Day? This Book Can Help

Is there anything more agonizing than doing all the hard work in practice, but then blowing it on race day? Here’s how this mental training workbook will help you stop from choking when it matters most.

17 Things That Mental Training Will Do for Your Swimming

Not sure about how mental training can help benefit your swimming? Here are 17 ways that a better mindset will help you swim faster this season.

How to Use Motivational Self-Talk to Boost Performance in the Water

Swimming performance is heavily influenced by the self-talk you use. Deploy motivational self-talk (“You got this!”) in your training environment to boost strength and endurance.

How Swimmers Can Learn to Be More Present in the Pool

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. “Stay in the moment! Stay present!…

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Swimming with Gators: Gregg Troy’s Favorite Distance Set

The man, the legend, the moustache. Here is Gregg Troy’s favorite distance set.

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.

How an Olympic Champion Takes Getting Cut from the Relay

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. The relays are one of the…

Jon Sieben and the Power of Rocking the Underdog Mindset

There was no reason to expect that 17-year old Jon Sieben would compete for the gold medal of 200m butterfly at the Los Angeles. Here’s how he pulled off one of the biggest upsets in swimming history.

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.

Elite Swimming Starts with Enjoying the Journey

You don’t learn to enjoy the journey by becoming successful. It’s the opposite. Success comes after you learn to enjoy the process and savor the journey.

Jason Lezak and the Power of Competing

At the Beijing Olympics Jason Lezak swam one of the most unreal races in swimming history. Here’s how he unleashed the power of competing to make it happen.

Mark Tewksbury: How Visualization Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

When Mark Tewksbury got into the water for the final of 100m backstroke at the 1992 Olympics he felt like he’d already been there a thousand times. Here’s how he used visualization to achieve his goal of Olympic gold.

Rowdy Gaines and the Importance of Swimming Regret-Free

Before the 1980 Olympics Rowdy Gaines was forecast to win four gold medals. When the US boycotted, Gaines struggled with whether or not to continue swimming and chase that elusive gold medal.

7 Fun Facts About Age Group Swimming Plateaus

Here’s what swimmers and swim parents need to know about the dreaded age group swimming plateau.

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