Olivier Leroy

7 Things You Should Know About Alexander Popov

One of the all-time greats, Alex Popov of Russia dominated the sprint freestyle events in the 1990’s. Here are 7 things you might not have known about the Sprint Tsar.

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How to Train Around Swimmer’s Shoulder

Swimmer’s shoulder is practically a rite of passage for swimmers. Here are some ideas for training around it when it does happen.

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The Seminole Aquatics Kick Set: Race Hard, Kick Faster

When it comes to kicking faster, longer isn’t always better. Tony Ackerson of Seminole Aquatics shares a great kick set to stoke the competitive fires of your swimmers and also get them kicking faster.

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How to Boost Your Kick at the End of Your Races

There is no worse feeling than our legs failing us at the end of a race. Today’s set will help your body train and power through that moment where your legs want to collapse.

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Develop a More Balanced Underwater Dolphin Kick with Fish Kicks

The underwater dolphin kick has become an indispensable part of every swimmer’s arsenal. Todd Hoffmeier of Greater Tampa Swim Association…

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How to Power Up Your Kick with NTC Aquatics

Kick sets don’t need to be long, boring reps of being mounted to a kickboard. Don Gibb of NTC Aquatics…

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The Wishlist: 16 Gifts Swimmers Really, Really Want

Tight lane ropes, pace clocks that are easy to read, and lane-mates that can circle swim properly. Here 16 ideas for presents that swimmers actually want.

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Why Kids Stop Swimming

With a focus on growing the sport, it’s worth considering why kids already in the sport end up leaving it. Here is why.

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7 Self-Defeating Thoughts Swimmers Need to Drop

Mental fortitude is a cornerstone of every successful swimmer’s journey to the top. Like the rest, they are burdened with the occasional self-defeating thought. Here are 7 self-defeating thoughts that every swimmer should drop.

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Want to See What Kind of Training Katie Ledecky Does? Here Ya Go

You don’t become the fastest distance freestyler in history without having done some impressive stuff in training. Here are a…

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Improve Your Underwater Fly Kick with this Creative Set

Ready to drop some serious weight on your underwater fly kick? Today’s swim practice will have you working on the speed…

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How to Kick Faster with Boilermaker Aquatics

Chad Dillon, the head coach of Boilermaker Aquatics, realizes the importance of doing a lot of kick during swim practices…

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How to Improve Your Kick with the Mesa Aquatic Club

Want to improve you kick? Here is a workout and a kicking drill from Paul Smith, owner and director of coaching of the Mesa Aquatics Club one of the top age group and masters programs in the country and hosts of the annual Mesa Grand Prix.

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Improve Your 200 IM with the “Quarters” Set

Got a fever to level up your 200m individual medley? Brandon Converse of EGRA has just the prescription with his “Quarters” set.

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5 Things You’ll Never Hear a Successful Swimmer Say

The things we tell ourselves matters. Here are 5 things you’ll never hear a successful swimmer tell themselves.

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