Is there anything more agonizing than doing all the hard work in practice, but then blowing it on race day? Here’s how this mental training workbook will help you stop from choking when it matters most.
Swimming performance is heavily influenced by the self-talk you use. Deploy motivational self-talk (“You got this!”) in your training environment to boost strength and endurance.
by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. “Stay in the moment! Stay present!…
The man, the legend, the moustache. Here is Gregg Troy’s favorite distance set.
Part life coach, part instructor, and part babysitter, our swim coaches have their hands full with us swimmers. Here are 17 ways that we drive our swim coaches a little crazy.
by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. The relays are one of the…
There was no reason to expect that 17-year old Jon Sieben would compete for the gold medal of 200m butterfly at the Los Angeles. Here’s how he pulled off one of the biggest upsets in swimming history.
Looking for the perfect gift for the elite-minded swimmer in your life? Maybe a little something-something for yourself? Here’s how Conquer the Pool will help turn their (or your) swimming up to eleven.
You don’t learn to enjoy the journey by becoming successful. It’s the opposite. Success comes after you learn to enjoy the process and savor the journey.
When Mark Tewksbury got into the water for the final of 100m backstroke at the 1992 Olympics he felt like he’d already been there a thousand times. Here’s how he used visualization to achieve his goal of Olympic gold.
Before the 1980 Olympics Rowdy Gaines was forecast to win four gold medals. When the US boycotted, Gaines struggled with whether or not to continue swimming and chase that elusive gold medal.
Here’s what swimmers and swim parents need to know about the dreaded age group swimming plateau.
Duncan Armstrong pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history by asking a simple question: “Why not me?”
Swim moms rule. But you probably already knew that. Here are 6 reasons why they are the best.
At some point most swimmers have suffered the ill effects of overthinking. It’s been shown to ruin our best intentions and performances with ease. Here’s how to stop overthinking in the pool.