Olivier Leroy

10 Things Swimmers Can Do for Exceptional Team Culture

Great culture can help produce great performances. Here’s how you, the elite-minded swimmer, can do your part to create exceptional team culture.


7 Things You Can Do Today for a Better Practice Tomorrow

Here are 7 simple things that you can do today or tonight to make sure tomorrow’s practice goes down like a cool glass of success.


The Pool Belongs to Those Who Show Up

You can’t always control how other swimmers do, but there is something you can control about your swimming, and it still counts for quite a bit.


How Swim Coaches Can Help Develop Highly Motivated Swimmers

Hey coaches–Here are some long-term strategies that you can use to help motivate your swimmers so that they maximize their time in the water.

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20 Swimmer Stereotypes We Love and Hate

Swimmers are a breed apart. Here are some of the characters we share the lane and the pool with at practice and in competition.


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.


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. 


Jon Sieben and the Power of Rocking the Underdog Mindset

17-year old Jon Sieben pulled off one of the greatest upsets in swimming history at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Here’s how it went down.


How Swimmers Can Learn to Be More Present in the Pool

When swimmers are present in the water they work harder, have more fun, and practice goes by faster. Here’s how to be more present.


Tired of Choking on Race Day? This Book Can Help

You’ve worked hard in practice all season. Here’s how to maximize your hard work and commitment on race day when the pressure is on.

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Missy Franklin’s Strategy for Building Self-Confidence Before Competition

Missy Franklin captivated the world during her reign as one of the best swimmers on the planet. Here’s one way she built her confidence before competition.


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

Breaking news you already knew–tough bouts of training make you cranky. Here’s how to cope during hard stretches of training.


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 what to focus on.


Rowdy Gaines and the Importance of Swimming Regret-Free

The greatest pain comes not in the water. It’s wondering if we could have pushed ourselves a little further. Dealing with the elusive “what if?”


How to Stop Overthinking so You Can Swim Your Best

At some point most swimmers have suffered the ill effects of overthinking. Here’s how to pump the brakes on overthinking in the pool.