Olivier Leroy

The Parent’s Survival Guide for Dealing with a Taper

The taper is a confusing, frustrating and hilariously joyous time. Here is a quick guide for parents on how to deal with the various stages of a tapering swimmer.

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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect, This Does

Practice makes perfect. Practice makes permanent. Practice makes me eat bowls of pasta until I’m full…of shame. We’ve heard these…

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The Hilarious Power of Performance Cues

Laser-focus your training and improve performance by using some simple performance cues. Here’s how.

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The Two Words Keeping You From Faster Swimming: “I Can’t”

At some point we have all stood on the brink of a tough workout or big-time race and found ourselves thinking, “I can’t.” Here is what you need to know about these two little words that are keeping you from swimming to your potential.

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15 Signs You Are a Tapering Swimmer

The moment you know your taper worked. Here are 15 signs you are a tapering swimmer.

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5 Science-Backed Ways to Have Better Swim Practices

The adage “Don’t work harder, work smarter!” is just as true in swimming as in other realms of life. There are ways that we can intelligently train that yield better results—if we choose to use them!

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This Dryland Exercise Will Get You Further and Faster Off the Blocks

Want to improve how far and how fast you are getting off the blocks? This dryland exercise will help.

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7 Minutes a Day to Faster Swimming

The easiest way to make the most from your time in the pool isn’t a fancy new suit or supplement. Learn how to train smarter and faster in just a few minutes a day.

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5 Ways to Relax Before Your Next Big Race

#3 – Search your history of awesome swims for what worked.

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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 Things You Can’t Control in the Pool (and What to Focus on Instead)

Are you spending your energy and focus on the right things in the water? Give your performance in training and competition a boost by investing your effort in the right areas.

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5 Ways to Get Your Swimming Goals Back on Track

We all experience ruts and droughts with our swimming. Here are 5 ways to get things back on track.

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How to Use Self-Talk for Better Swim Practices

How we choose to talk to ourselves, that little voice in our head that whispers to us to keep going, or on the other hand tells us to give up, has a profound impact on how we perform in the pool.

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7 Ways to Make Waking Up for AM Workouts Easier

#3 – Keep moving. Sitting down and slumping into your breakfast will only keep you in that half-asleep mode.

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7 Things Your Swim Coach Wants You to Know

Your swim coach will be teacher, counselor and friend to you over the course of your career in the pool. Here are 7 things they would like you to remember.

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