Olivier Leroy

How Long Does it Take to Create Good Swimming Habits?

You’ve made the decision to change your habits in the pool for the better. Here is how long it will take to make those changes stick.

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8 Reasons a Swim Log Will Help You Swim Faster

One of the best and under-utilized tools you can unleash on your swimming is keeping a swim log. Here are 8 reasons to start using one today.

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How to Have a Better Attitude at the Pool

The attitude we choose to have usually ends up dictating how perform in the pool. Here are some ways to develop an awesome attitude at practice.

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How Badly Do You Want It?

It will always be easier to not do the hard stuff required for success in the pool. Here is how to drown out that voice in order to get the things done necessary to succeed.

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7 Reasons Why Tracking Your Practices is So Powerful

Tracking your workouts is a simple, yet high yield way to get more from your swimming. Here are 7 ways to make this tool work for you this season.

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A Fun, Yet Crushing 20 Minute Set for Drop Dead Sprinters

Like sprinting? Here is a 20 minute splash-and-dash set that has it all for you short twitch chlorine-heads.

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The Case For and Against Early Morning Practices

The early morning practice is a familiar part of the swimming experience. Here is why it does and doesn’t make sense for fast swimming.

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How to Recover Mentally When You Are Injured

We have all been there at some point. Training will be going , well, swimmingly, and out of the blue we will suffer an injury. Or perhaps it is that chronic injury we thought we finally had a lid on that pops back up and stings us for what feels the millionth time. In both cases, the resulting feelings are the same.

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How to Use Self-Talk for Better Swim Practices

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…

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Why You Aren’t Improving As Fast As You’d Like

When you aren’t seeing the results you want in the pool it’s usually because your expectations are out of whack….

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A Letter to My Swim Coach

Some of us have that great coach early on and never let them go while others find them later in their careers. Whatever the case, they end up leaving a clear footprint on who you become as the years progress.

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6 Tips to Supercharge Your Workouts

Make the most of your time in the pool by implementing these 6 tips for better workouts for swimmers.

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7 Questions to Better Goals for Swimmers

Do you set yourself big goals at the beginning of the season? Are there things you want to do with your swimming – know that you can do with your swimming – but you aren’t sure how to get from where you are now to where you dream to be?

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My 3 Favourite Strategies for Exceptional Swim Practices

Wanna get more from your practices? Here are my 3 favorite strategies for getting the absolute most from your time spent in the water.

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What Kind of Swimmer Do You Want to Be? (And Yes, “Excellent” Is an Answer.)

Want to add some extra velocity to your goals and habits in the pool? Learn how by setting identity-based habits.

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