Olivier Leroy

Swim Parents: Your Stress & Expectations Are Contagious

Swim parents want the best for their little swimmers. As it turns out, the stress and expectations you have trickle down to your little athlete.

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How to Fix Your Bad Training Habits

The way that we train in the pool, the way that we compete when it comes time to stepping up on the blocks, is often a mirror of the training habits we hold in the pool.

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The Secret to Conquering Bad Habits? Replacing Them with Good Ones

Our habits predict how well we train today and how we race tomorrow. Here’s how to cultivate better habits in and out of the water.

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How Swimmers Can Supercharge Self-Belief

Having self-belief isn’t sitting around wishing and hoping that you were stronger mentally. You can develop your self-belief just like a muscle. Here’s how.

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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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The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard a Swim Parent Give Their Kid

Having spent most of my life on deck and in the pool I recently heard the best advice a swim parent give their little swimmer.

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Michael Phelps’ Mom on How to Raise an Olympian

The GOAT’s mom is asked constantly for the secret to success. Her answer? Parents parent, coaches coach, and swimmers swim.

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Are You Mentally Ready to Rock on Race Day?

“Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.”

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8 Swimming Milestones You Will Never Forget

Here are 8 common milestones that every competitive swimmer will pass during their journey within the sport.

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6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop

Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop.

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How to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable in Training

Improvement comes just beyond our comfort zone. Here’s how to get cozy with the scary unknown in the pool.

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15 Signs You Are an Awesome Teammate

Your teammates are among the best friends you will ever make. They see you at your best and your worst. Here are 15 signs that you are an awesome teammate.

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Want to Be Mentally Tougher This Season? Sleep More

Mental toughness isn’t just about being more gritty than the next swimmer; it’s about taking care of yourself between practices. Here’s how sleep will help you be more resilient this season.

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How to Build a Pre-Race Routine to Dominate Your PB’s

Ready to smash some PB’s? Here’s how to build a legendary pre-race routine so that you are locked in on race day.

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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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