Olivier Leroy

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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How to Squeeze More Awesome from Your Swim Practices

Are you making the most of your time in the water? Instead of focusing on doing more, focus on doing it better. Here are 3 ways to max out the time spent at practice.

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Are You Willing to Do What is Necessary to Achieve Your Goals in the Pool?

Achieving big stuff in the pool requires a couple dashes of sacrifice. Learn whether or not you are ready to take your swimming to the next level with these simple questions.

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5 Signs Your Mindset Needs an Overhaul

With all of the time and energy spent in the water over the course of the season it seems a little surprising how few athletes pay attention to the mental aspect of their performance and attitude in the water.

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Swimmers: Forget Being Perfect, Focus on Being Awesome.

Being a perfectionist is not only exhausting, but hamstrings your chances at success in the pool. Here’s why.

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5 Signs Your Motivation is About to Sink in the Deep End

Here are 5 warning signs that your motivation levels are about to precariously dip — and what you can do to make sure that your swimming and your goals stay on track.

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