Olivier Leroy

12 Things Non-Swimmers Say to Swimmers

For those in our lives that don’t share our commitment to the chlorinated life it can be difficult to understand exactly what it is that we do.


7 Things Fast Swimmers Do That You Should Do Too

What can we learn from these swimmers who perform at a consistently high level?


16 Things Your Swim Coach Likes to Say

Good swim coaches bring out the best in their athletes. Here are 16 things swim coaches say when on deck at the local pool.


5 Fixable Mistakes Coaches Make With Their Swimmers

Coaching swimmers to their full potential is tough. Here are 5 mistakes swim coaches make in developing their athletes.


What to Do When You Are the Slowest Swimmer in Your Group

Here’s why being the slow kid in the lane can actually greatly work to your benefit when you stop out on deck.


What Does It Take to Become a Champion?

Recent research sought out to see what commonalities elite athletes possess. Here are 5 things that top achievers do that “almost champions” don’t.

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How to Be an Awesome Swim Parent

We all want the best for our swimmers. Here’s some ideas for how to be the best swim parent you can be.

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Phelps vs. Hackett: Two All-Time Greats Go At It In Practice

In 2003, while both were dominating their respective events on the international level, the two swimmers got together for a 5-day freestyle training battle royale. Here’s what happened.


Why You Should Be Counting Your Strokes in Practice

When less is more; why swimmers should be counting their strokes during swim practice.


The Myth of Having to Be Motivated to Train Hard

Motivation isn’t a prerequisite for training like a certified boss. Here is why it is okay to be unmotivated at times.

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The Swimmer’s Struggle: 5 Reasons This Setback is Just What You Needed

It’s easy to think the worst of ourselves when things don’t go the way we planned. But if you’re really serious about achieving excellence in the water, this setback may turn out to be exactly what you needed.

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Pablo Morales and His 8 Year Wait For An Individual Olympic Gold

Everyone loves a good comeback story, and there are fewer more heart warming than the tale of Pablo Morales and his gold medal winning performance at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.


12 Ways for Swimmers to Build Unstoppable Confidence

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for swimmers, coaches and parents by clicking here. We see the top…

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Your Actions Swim Faster Than Your Promises

Talking a big game and making excuses in the pool is easy. Succeeding, on the other hand, isn’t. Here is what you need to know about swimming fast and excuse-free.

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15 Reasons to Work Hard in the Pool Today

Work hard, play hard? Here are 15 reasons to punch today’s workout in the mouth like it stole your lunch money.

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