Olivier Leroy

How to Get Ahead of Training Setbacks Before they Happen

Setbacks in training are inevitable, but with a little bit of planning swimmers can get ahead of them. Here’s how.

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5 Tips for Surviving Your Taper

For some swimmers, the real struggle comes after all of the hard work is done. Here are 5 tips for surviving your taper.

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7 Harsh Realities of Being Great in the Pool

Ready for greatness? Here are 7 things you need to know on your way to swimming excellence.

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7 Tips to Develop Mental Toughness for Swimmers

Elite swimmers don’t just swim faster, they swim tougher. Here are 7 tips for increasing mental toughness with your athletes.

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Why Not Dream a Little Bigger?

Today a swimmer will make the decision to be better than they were yesterday in the pool. Will that swimmer be you?

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This Is How Fast Katie Ledecky Swims in Practice

Think you have what it takes to race Katie Ledecky? Here is what the greatest active swimmer on the planet does in practice.

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How to Make the Most of Your Swim Meet Warm-Up

It’s the day of the big race and you are ready to throw down on your PB’s. Here is a proven way to supercharge your warm-up so that your hard work shows up at race time.

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Power Up Your Kick with the Zona Kick Drill

Ready to ditch the kickboard? Develop a more balanced freestyle kick with the Zona kick drill.

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5 Quick Tips for a More Explosive Swim Start

The idea behind having a good start is simple: you want to carry a shocking amount of speed into the water, through your breakout, and explode up into the swimming portion of the race.

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The Swimmer’s Guide to Punching Fear of Failure in the Face

If you knew that you couldn’t fail, what would you do with your swimming? Here are 8 strategies for defeating the fear of failure for swimmers.

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The Short Term Benefits of Working Hard at Practice

The long term benefits of working hard in the pool are frequently discussed and well known. Here are 3 short term ways that hard work benefits us.

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How to Have Better “Bad” Swim Practices

We all have ’em. Those workouts where nothing seems to go your way. Here is how to make the most of those sessions in the pool.

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Are You Swimming Faster in Practice than Competition? Here’s Why.

It can be infuriating and mystifying for swimmers to swim faster in practice than competition. Here is the simple reason for why this happens.

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5 Things My Swim Coach Told Me That Apply in Real Life

The sport of swimming will teach you a lot over the course of your life. From how to deck change to be able to MacGyver a set of Swedish goggles thirty seconds before you have to be up on the blocks. Here are some of the life-lasting lessons that your swim coach will remind you about over your career.

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The Improvement You Want Isn’t in the Pool

Want to boost your performance in the pool? Here’s how to do it without swimming a single extra meter or yard.

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