Olivier Leroy

Why Should I Track My Swim Practices?

Recently I got an email from a young swimmer asking whether he should start writing out his workouts. Here’s an expanded version of my answer.

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7 Ways to Develop a Killer Pre-Race Routine to Swim Out of Your Mind

Ready to build a delightfully awesome pre-race routine to help you swim at your maximum at your next big meet? Start here.

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Staying True to Your Goals: The 4 Stages of Swimming Awesomeness

Achieving big stuff can be confusing and frustrating. Here are the 4 stages that every swimmer goes through on their way to achieving their goals.

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The Swimmer’s 3-Step Strategy for Dealing with a Poor Performance

Even the elite swimmers have bad swims. Here is a simple, yet extremely powerful, 3 step plan for dealing with a poor swim.

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6 Things Swimmers Should Remember When Trying to Improve Technique

Swimming better and faster starts with the ultimate fundamental–proper technique. Here’s what swimmers need to know about getting their technical game tight.

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A Simple Trick to Stop You From Freaking Out Behind the Blocks

Here is one of my favorite tricks for keeping calm behind the blocks, while also helping you swim with more control and speed. Whammy!

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Everything You Need to Master the Mental Side of Swimming

Ready to master the mental side of your swimming? Here are all of the resources you will need to swim tougher, smarter and faster this year.

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7 Reasons Every Swimmer Should Go to Swim Meets

Swim meets provide valuable lessons and growing opportunities for swimmers. Here are 7 reasons every swimmer should be going to swim meets.

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The Boring “Secret” to Improving Your Underwater Dolphin Kick

Looking to improve your underwater dolphin kick? Here’s why adding one dolphin kick per wall, is the fastest way to…

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7 Things You Can Do Today for a Better Practice Tomorrow

Want to get ahead of tomorrow’s workout? Here are 7 simple things that you can do today to make sure tomorrow’s practice goes down like a cool glass of success.

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5 Things to Track in Your Log Book (Besides Your Swim Practices)

Using a training journal gives you much more than just a record of your workouts. It can help you clean up your nutrition habits, get mentally stronger, and even help you recover faster. Here’s how to go next-level with your log book.

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Why I Swim

Swimming is far more than just a sport for many of us. Here are just a few of the endless reasons that I swim.

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6 Mental Training Hacks for Swimmers

Swimming – and sport in general – offers a rich proving ground for developing mental training skills that can serve you a great deal of good outside of the pool. Here are 6 hacks for getting the most of that grey mush between your ears.

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Do Swimmers Get Injured More Often Than Other Athletes?

Swimmers pride themselves on having legendary work ethics. We take satisfaction in knowing that our workload—even as young athletes—far exceeds that which is typical of other major sports.

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How Am I Able to Sprint at the End of a Really Tough Set?

Are you a Sammy Save Up or not? Ever wonder how you can sometimes tap a reservoir of unseen energy at the end of a long and trying set? Here is why that happens, and how you can use it to swim faster in training.

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