Olivier Leroy

17 Things That Mental Training Will Do for Your Swimming

Not sure about how mental training can help benefit your swimming? Here are 17 ways that a better mindset will help you swim faster this season.

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The Boring “Secret” to Improving Your Underwater Dolphin Kick

Looking to improve your underwater dolphin kick? Here’s why adding one dolphin kick per wall, is the fastest way to…

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Swimming with Gators: Gregg Troy’s Favorite Distance Set

The man, the legend, the moustache. Here is Gregg Troy’s favorite distance set.

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Why Your Coach Makes You Train Your “Off” Strokes

We all have the things we excel at—and things we don’t—in the water. Strokes included. Here is why coach is…

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Swim Parents: Your Stress & Expectations Are Contagious

Swim parents want the best for their little swimmers. As it turns out, the stress and expectations you have trickle down to your little athlete.

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How to Fix Your Bad Training Habits

The way that we train in the pool, the way that we compete when it comes time to stepping up on the blocks, is often a mirror of the training habits we hold in the pool.

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17 Ways to Drive Your Swim Coach Nuts

Part life coach, part instructor, and part babysitter, our swim coaches have their hands full with us swimmers. Here are 17 ways that we drive our swim coaches a little crazy.

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Tired of Choking on Race Day? This Book Can Help

Is there anything more agonizing than doing all the hard work in practice, but then blowing it on race day? Here’s how this mental training workbook will help you stop from choking when it matters most.

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The Secret to Conquering Bad Habits? Replacing Them with Good Ones

Our habits predict how well we train today and how we race tomorrow. Here’s how to cultivate better habits in and out of the water.

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How Swimmers Can Supercharge Self-Belief

Having self-belief isn’t sitting around wishing and hoping that you were stronger mentally. You can develop your self-belief just like a muscle. Here’s how.

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17 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit)

We’re a funny bunch. We dunk our heads into water for hours at a time and have staring matches with a black tiled line (usually losing). We don’t shave our bodies for months at a time, and spend thousands of hours training in order to drop tenths or hundredths of a second.

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The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard a Swim Parent Give Their Kid

Having spent most of my life on deck and in the pool I recently heard the best advice a swim parent give their little swimmer.

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Michael Phelps’ Mom on How to Raise an Olympian

The GOAT’s mom is asked constantly for the secret to success. Her answer? Parents parent, coaches coach, and swimmers swim.

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Are You Mentally Ready to Rock on Race Day?

“Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.”

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What to Do When You Are Getting Crushed by the Super Talented Swimmer

We’ve all trained or competed with the swimmer with limitless talent. Here’s the upside on being less talented than the swimmer in the next lane.

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