Olivier Leroy

The 6 Struggles of Being a Butterflyer

You didn’t choose the butterfly life. It chose you.

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17 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit)

We’re a funny bunch. We dunk our heads into water for hours at a time and have staring matches with a black tiled line (usually losing). We don’t shave our bodies for months at a time, and spend thousands of hours training in order to drop tenths or hundredths of a second.

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5 Life Lessons You Will Get From Swimming

There is so much more to the sport of swimming than best times and endless morning workouts with your best friends. Here are 5 life lessons you’ll pick up during your swimming career.

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7 Quotes to Inspire You to Greatness This Season

Greatness is upon you my chlorinated dudes and dudettes. Here are 7 quotes to help you get there.

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5 Sneaky Things That Happen When You Start Writing Out Your Workouts

The log book is one of the most powerful allies in your battle to becoming a faster swimmer. Here are 5 less-talked-about benefits to writing out your swim practices.

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10 Tips for More Confidence in the Pool

Struggling with your levels of self-confidence in the pool? Here are 10 ways to get back on track.

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The Big Meet Went Bad. Now What?

We’ve all had those meets where results didn’t meet our expectations. Here is how to move forward.

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15 Things Only Your Teammates Understand

Swimming might look like an individual sport, but the bond that is created between teammates is powerful and unforgettable. Here are 15 things only your teammates understand.

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What to Do When You Want to Throw in the Towel on your Swimming Season

Frustrated with how training is going? Not seeing the results you want? Here are 3 things to try before throwing in the towel.

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3 Proven Ways to Use Visualization to Swim Faster

Visualization is a proven tool you can use to swim faster in both practice and competition. Here is how to use it.

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5 Things to Remember When Training with Swim Fins

Swimmers always get a little giddy when coach lets them use fins for the main set. Here are 5 things…

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7 Tips to Help You Get Ready for the Big Meet

With championship season right around the corner, here are 7 tips to sharpen and hone your mental game and preparation ahead of the big meet.

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7 Race Strategies to Confuse, Deflate, and Defeat the Competition

The meters and yards have been stocked up, the taper has gone well, and you executed a fantastic shave down (hardly any cuts!). Now all that remains is to get up on the blocks and unleash that bottled fury of talent and hard work you have been stockpiling over the previous few months.

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7 Life Lessons Swimmers Can Learn from John Wooden

Here are 7 life lessons swimmers can learn from legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.

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How to Be a Better Swimmer In and Out of the Water

Swimming teaches us a lot. Besides how to excel at Sharks & Minnows (still my favorite as a fullyish grown adult), the sport gifts us patience, discipline, and the ability to eat like dump truck.

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