Olivier Leroy

10 Excuses Only a Swimmer Could Use to Get Out of Practice

Swimmers are a talented bunch, and this extends well beyond the pool. Here are 10 typical excuses swimmers use to bow out of practice.


16 Swimmers You See in Practice

We spend an hilarious amount of time swimming back and forth between the lane lines with our teammates. Which of the following 16 best describes your teammates?


The Science Behind Setting Better Goals in the Pool

Michael Phelps has never been shy about having big goals. Here is how to make this proven process work for you and your swimming as well.


8 Reasons to Keep a Swim Log

Elite swimmers know the value in tracking and monitoring their progress. Here are 8 reasons you should be keeping a swim log.


What Is The One Thing You Can Do to Swim Faster This Year?

Being great in the pool isn’t about being excellent at 10 or 20 things. Usually, it boils down to figuring out what that one thing is for each swimmer.

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5 Things You Will Take Away From Swimming

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


8 Things to Help You Get Psyched Up

Michael Phelps (pictured above) is one, but the rest are all personal…all about you.


3 Proven Ways to Use Self-Talk to Become a Better Swimmer

Research has shown that the self-talk we use is tied to how we end up swimming in the pool. Here is your guide to mastering this skill so that you can self-talk your way to becoming a faster swimmer.

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Ryan Lochte: “One of the Hardest Sets I’ve Ever Done.”

Ryan Lochte’s work ethic in the pool is second to none. For #TBT we are going show a set from 2012 he describes as one of the hardest he has ever done.


NCAA and World Champion Josh Schneider’s Favorite Sprint Set

US National team member Josh Schneider shares one of his favorite sprint sets for you fast-twitch swimmers out there.


6 Questions Swim Parents Always Ask

This post was originally posted at YourSwimBook.com. You can join Olivier’s weekly motivational newsletter for swimmers by clicking here. They…

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Olympic Champion Janet Evans on the Importance of Using a Logbook

Before Katie Ledecky it was Janet Evans who was the most dominant freestyler America had ever produced. The 3-time Olympian discusses the importance of logging your workouts in order to swim fast.

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7 Reasons You Should Absolutely Date a Swimmer

Even with the smell of chlorine and the laser focus on something that isn’t you, you wouldn’t want to be…


12 Things You Learn Becoming a Swim Parent

The lifestyle of a swim parent and swimmer is no joke. Here are 12 things you learn on your way to becoming a swim mom or a swim dad.


Why You Should Go to Practice Today

Sure, it may seem like “one” missed practice isn’t a big deal, but here is why consistency and showing up matters more than you realize.


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