Olivier Leroy

How an Olympic Champion Takes Getting Cut from the Relay

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. The relays are one of the…

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Jon Sieben and the Power of Rocking the Underdog Mindset

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.

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Mark Tewksbury: How Visualization Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

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.

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6 Reasons Swim Moms Are The Absolute Best

Swim moms rule. But you probably already knew that. Here are 6 reasons why they are the best.

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10 Swim Coach Stereotypes – What Type Is Your Coach?

Swim coaches coach because they love the sport and their athletes. And we love ’em right back. Here are 10 swim coach stereotypes that we see on our local pool decks.

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Mike Burton & the “Fast 66”: How Hard Work Shows You What is Possible

Swimmers are prisoners of what they think is possible. Here’s a lesson in how hard work in the pool helps you to redefine what you are capable of in the water.

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What to Do When You Are Having a Bad Swim Practice

Frustrated with the way training is going? Here is a 3-step plan for battling back from your next bad swim practice.

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A Letter to the Practice Swimmer

Tired of being the swimmer who works hard in practice but can’t rise to the occasion in competition? I got you.

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If You Wanna Train Better, Swim with Faster Swimmers

The people you train with have a strong effect on what kind of effort you are going to give at practice today. Here’s some interesting research on why you should choose to swim with the faster swimmers on your team.

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How to Stay Hyper-Focused All Season

The swim season is a long haul. Here’s a way to keep your focus (and motivation) tight all year long.

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7 Reasons Why Caeleb Dressel’s Start is So Deadly

Caeleb Dressel’s start has become a thing of legend. Here are some things you can learn from the fastest swimmer on the planet.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Lots of Vertical Kicking This Season

Vertical kicking is one of the best ways to develop a crazy-fast kick, improve your core strength, and become a more proficient dolphin kicker. Here are five reasons to sub in vertical kicking into your training this season.

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7 Things Your Swim Coach Wants You to Know

Your swim coach will be teacher, counselor and friend to you over the course of your career in the pool. Here are 7 things they would like you to remember.

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How to Prepare for the Moments in the Pool When Things *Really* Hurt

We all experience it at one point or another in training and competition: the moment where our shoulders and legs lock up and we die. Here’s how to be mentally prepared to conquer that moment.

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When You Don’t Feel Motivated to Go to Practice

No matter how committed you are to your goals there will be days where the last thing you want to do is go to the pool. Here’s how to battle through those lulls so that the work gets done at practice.

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