Olivier Leroy

The Neat-o Thing That Happens When Swimmers Work Their Mental Training

There are lots of benefits to spending time each day on your mindset. Besides the whole swimming faster thing, here is what else that happens.

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When You Don’t Feel Motivated to Go to Practice

No matter how committed you are to your goals there will be days where the last thing you want to do is go to the pool. Here’s what to focus on.

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How to Prepare for the Moments in the Pool When Things *Really* Hurt

We all experience it at one point or another in training and competition. Here’s how to be mentally prepared to conquer discomfort.

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7 Things Swimmers Can Learn from Nick Saban’s “How Good Do You Want to Be”

What can an elite college football coach teach swimmers about perseverance, mental toughness, and swimming faster than ever? Lots.

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5 Life Lessons You Will Get From Swimming

There is more to the sport of swimming than best times and endless morning workouts with your best friends. Here are some of the lessons from the pool.

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Rowdy Gaines and the Importance of Swimming Regret-Free

The greatest pain comes not in the water. It’s wondering if we could have pushed ourselves a little further. Dealing with the elusive “what if?”

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Olympic Champion Duncan Armstrong: Dream Big, Train Bigger

Australian Duncan Armstrong pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history by asking a simple question: “Why not me?”

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Swimming with Gators: Gregg Troy’s Favorite Distance Set

The man, the legend, the moustache. Here is a breakdown of Gregg Troy’s favorite distance set that he uses with his swimmers.

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How to Use Motivational Self-Talk to Boost Performance in the Water

Performance is heavily influenced by the self-talk you use. Deploy motivational self-talk (“You got this!”) in your practices to boost strength and endurance.

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Give Your Swim Practices a Big Boost with this Simple Exercise

Want to have more consistent swim practices? Spend a couple moments evaluating what you did in the water for increased self-awareness.

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Tom Dolan: Adversity is Confidence in Disguise

Tom Dolan battled through exercise-induced asthma and a narrow windpipe to become one of the greatest IM specialists in history.

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Nelson Diebel and the Power of High Expectations

Overcoming a troubled youth, Nelson Diebel stunned the swimming world winning gold in the 100m breaststroke at the Barcelona Olympics.

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21 Things You Can Learn from the Best Swimmers on the Planet

Want to take things to the next level in the water this season? Learn from the best swimmers in the sport past and present.

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You’re Never So Good That You Can’t Help with the Lane Ropes

You can tell a lot about swimmers during the last ten minutes of practice. Here’s what helping with the equipment says about you.

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5 Ways Swimmers Can Supercharge Their Mindset (That You Can Do Today)

Here are some simple strategies any swimmer can use today in practice to unlock a high-performance mindset in training and competition.

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