Olivier Leroy

7 Misconceptions About Mental Training for Swimmers

There’s a lot of confusion around mental training. Here’s what it can and can’t do for you and your swimming.

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A Simple Trick to Stop You From Freaking Out Behind the Blocks

Here is one of my favorite tricks for keeping calm behind the blocks, while also helping you swim with more control and speed. Whammy!

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The Swimmer’s Guide to Staying Focused When It Matters

Ever catch yourself drifting off mentally? Here are 3 ways to stay focused.

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Turn Your Setbacks Into Comebacks

Stumbles, setbacks and failures are a natural part of the upwards trajectory of our swimming. What will your reaction be when the inevitable setback happens to you in the pool?

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How to Develop Next Level Resilience in the Pool

Grit, mental toughness, fortitude—whatever we’re calling it this week, is essential to your swimming success. Here’s why resilience is the difference maker you’ve been looking for in the pool.

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Surprise: Hard Workouts Make Us Grouchy (and What We Can Do About It)

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. “Whatever,” I grumbled under my breath, looking…

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The Boring “Secret” to Improving Your Underwater Dolphin Kick

Looking to improve your underwater dolphin kick? Here’s why adding one dolphin kick per wall, is the fastest way to…

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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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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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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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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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