Olivier Leroy

Pre-Race Nerves are Normal: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

Feeling those pre-race nerves? Stop worrying about being nervous. It’s the fear and worrying about being nervous that makes it a bad thing or not.

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Eddie Reese’s Favorite Sets for Getting Swimmers in Shape

The man. The legend. The staggering number of titles. Here are some of legendary swim coach Eddie Reese’s favorite sets for getting swimmers in shape.

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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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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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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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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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This Dryland Exercise Will Get You Farther 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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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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