Olivier Leroy

7 Olympic Swimmers Who Use Visualization

Visualization is a mental training skill that swimmers can use to boost confidence. Here’s how some of the top swimmers on the planet use it.

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Mary T. Meagher: Success is Ordinary

When Mary T. Meagher decided that she was going to break a world record, she focused on doing two things every day as well as she possibly could.

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Ryan Murphy: The Power of Routines (and Being Able to Roll with the Punches)

Despite our best intentions, things don’t always go according to plan. Here’s a champion’s take on rolling with the punches at the biggest meet of his life.

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Katie Ledecky’s Willingness to Fail is Her Greatest Talent

When Katie Ledecky stepped up on the blocks in Rio, she had “failed” her way there. Here’s how swimmers can be more willing to chase failure in practice.

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Caeleb Dressel and the Power of External Self-Talk

Here’s how external self-talk, or talking to yourself, can help you keep cool under pressure when things get tough at the pool.

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When Your Self-Confidence Drops Right Before the Big Race

A common issue swimmers experience is that last moment free-fall of confidence on race day. Here is how to manage your self-confidence so you can swim fast.

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How Swimmers Can Get Started with Visualization and Imagery

When Adam Peaty got behind the blocks at the Rio Olympics he was calm and confident. Here’s how he used visualization to crush the WR and win gold.

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Swimmers: A Letter from Your Strength Coach

Weight lifting can be a bit overwhelming for the swimmer new to the weight room. Here are tips from some of the top S&C coaches in the NCAA.

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“Why is my swimmer not being moved up a group?”

Here is a breakdown for swim parents who are curious about when their little swimmer will be getting moved on up to the next group.

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How to Use Training Goals for Supercharged Self-Confidence

Self-confidence comes from the training that you do each day in practice. Here’s how training goals can help you develop some serious self-confidence.

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This is How Powerful a Process-Based Mindset Can Be

Your coach has likely told you to trust and follow the process. Here’s an illustration of just how powerful this…

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Sets of Champions: Broken 1500s with Erik Vendt

Erik Vendt was one of the dominant American swimmers of the 2000s, and the first American to break 15 minutes in the mile. Here is a taste of his training.

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5 Fun Facts About Swimmers and Sleep

We all know how important it is to be getting lots of sleep, but how much of an effort are you putting into getting to locking down the Z’s?

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How Swim Coaches Can Get Started with Mental Training Skills

Do more in the pool by flexing a few simple mental training skills with your swimmers. Here’s how to get started with sharpening your swimmers mindsets.

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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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