Olivier Leroy

Wanna Swim Faster This Year? Get More Sleepy Time.

With school starting up many swimmers will be waging the familiar battle of swimming, studying, and also trying to get sleep. Here is why you should make sleep a priority this season.


5 Mistakes Swimmers Make at the Beginning of the Season

A new season is upon us. Here are 5 simple mistakes to avoid to get your year off to a great start.

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Swim Faster by Streamlining Your Life Outside the Pool

Swim faster this year by streamlining your life outside of the pool. Here is how.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Being a Resilient Swimmer

A hallmark of elite swimmers is the ability to be resilient in the face of trying circumstances. Here are 5 powerful ways to be a more resilient swimmer.

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7 Reasons Why Tracking Your Practices is So Powerful

Elite swimmers know the value in tracking their training history. Here are 7 reasons tracking your practices will power you to fast swimming this year.

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5 Keys for Consistent Practices: Better Workouts, More Often

Consistency is the hallmark of great swimmers. Here are 5 tips to be consistent this season in practice.

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10 Confessions of a Washed-Up Swimmer

All good things come to an end. Here are 10 confessions of a washed-up swimmer.


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? Here’s some pointers for improving for swimmers.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.