Olivier Leroy

Be Just a Little Bit Better in the Pool Today

Will you do the little things necessary to be just a bit better in the pool today

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5 Ways to Measurably Improve Your Swimming This Year

Beyond total volume, which isn’t very indicative of performance, here are 5 sneaky ways to measurably improve your swimming this season.

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Bill Pilczuk on How to Develop an Explosive Start

World 50m Freestyle Champion Bill Pilczuk stops by to share 4 tips for how to develop an unstoppable start.

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How to Be Mentally Prepared to Swim Lights Out Fast

Elite swimmers like Mr. Phelps know that fast swimming is mostly mental. Here is how to be mentally prepared to swim lightning quick.

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The Other Auburn Sprint Set, Or How to Drive Lap Swimmers Crazy

Earlier this week I tried out an Auburn sprint set. Here’s how it went down.

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Visualization for Swimmers: 5 Tips for Faster Swimming

Top swimmers like Michael Phelps use visualization to make the most of their hard work in the pool. Here are 5 tips to making it work for you.

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5 Reasons Why You Are Not Training Hard Enough

Everybody says they want to swim fast, but few are willing to do what is necessary at practice. Here are 5 reasons you aren’t training to your full capability.

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David Berkoff and Daichi Suzuki’s Underwater Duel in ‘88

Today’s backstrokers owe a lot to Vassallo, Berkoff, Suzuki and the other backstrokers who paved the way for the manner with which how the stroke is now competed.

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7 Ways to Use Your Swimming Log More Effectively

Here are 7 powerful ways to make the most of your swimming log.

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Coach’s Intel: ATOM’s Shaynah Jerrell Shares a Broken 200 Set

In today’s Coach’s Intel Shaynah Jerrell of ATOM shares a broken 200 set that she likes to use with her swimmers.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin is one of the fastest swimmers on the planet. Here are 6 things you might not have known about “Missy the Missile.” #3 – She had a cameo in the movie “The Internship.” See video of the cameo here.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympian Nathan Adrian

His middle name is Ghar-jun, he appeared on MythBusters, and he’s got a street named after him in Bremerton. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about 100m freestyle Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian.

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How Fast Will You Swim in 2015?

It seems a little surreal to write that number—after all, where did 2014 actually go? With the inevitable turning of…

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16 Tricks and Tips to Swim Faster, Train Smarter and Crush Your Goals

One of the most common questions I get is a variation of, “how do I swim faster?” Which is fair……

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A Daily Mental Toughness Checklist for Swimmers

Mental toughness? For swimmers? Sure, I’ll take me some of that. Here is a daily checklist for swimmers to stay mentally tough in the water.

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