Olivier Leroy

How to Stay Hyper-Focused All Season

The swim season is a long haul. Here’s a way to keep your focus (and motivation) tight all year long.

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7 Reasons Why Caeleb Dressel’s Start is So Deadly

Caeleb Dressel’s start has become a thing of legend. Here are some things you can learn from the fastest swimmer on the planet.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Lots of Vertical Kicking This Season

Vertical kicking is one of the best ways to develop a crazy-fast kick, improve your core strength, and become a more proficient dolphin kicker. Here are five reasons to sub in vertical kicking into your training this season.

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Swimmers and Supplements: It’s at Your Own Risk

Swimmers work hard in the water and are always on the lookout for an edge over the competition. Here’s why you should be careful when looking to supplements for that boost in performance.

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This Year Try Being Grateful for the Setbacks in the Pool

Struggling to improve? Here’s why those setbacks, trials and tribulations are to your benefit.

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Katie Ledecky: Train the Way You Want to Win

How you practice is how you race. Here’s a powerful lesson from Katie Ledecky on how training habits become racing habits.

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“Let’s Do One More”: The Power of Psychological Safety and Trust

Does the atmosphere and environment on the pool deck encourage swimmers to go all-out and take risks? Here’s an awesome example of what happens when swimmers feel trust and psychological safety with one another.

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How to Get Started with Mental Training This Season

Looking to get started with mental training but don’t know where to start? Here’s a 3-point plan for getting seriously mentally…

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5 Little Commitments You Can Make in Practice Today

Consistency with your commitment is jet fuel for your goals in the water. Here’s some ideas for picking up the commitment habit.

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5 Reasons to Make Your Mindset a Top Priority

A better mindset will help you unleash havoc on those pesky PB’s of yours. Here are some signs that your mindset…

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How to Balance Out Your Stroke (and Why It Matters)

A more balanced stroke will help you swim faster and more efficiently. Here’s why an even stroke is so critical, and what you can do to balance it out.

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It’s Not Supposed to Be Easy

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. You can join his weekly motivational newsletter for swimmers and coaches by clicking here. I tend to…

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The Big Meet Went Well. What Do I Do Now to Get to the Next Level?

Happy with how this season went? But you are ready to take things even further next season? Here’s where to…

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When You Work Hard But Aren’t Swimming Faster

Working hard in the pool but not seeing the improvement or success that you want? You are not alone, here’s what to do.

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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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