Olivier Leroy

“Help–other swimmers on my team are swimming fast and I’m not.”

When teammates perform well, and you don’t, you are provided an opportunity to supercharge your own improvement. Here’s how.

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The Day Bill Pilczuk Shook the Swimming World in Perth

In January 1998 a soft-spoken Bill Pilczuk shook the swimming world when he dethroned the top sprinter in the history of men’s swimming.

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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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Are You Mentally Ready to Rock on Race Day?

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

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Unleash the Power of Self-Affirmations for Faster Swimming

Affirmations are a proven way to develop a mindset that allows swimmers to get the most of themselves in practice and on race day. Here’s how.

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How to Be a More Committed Swimmer

Have a hard time sticking to your long term commitments in the water? Even your short term ones? Here’s how to get better at the skill of keeping your commitments in training.

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“I Work Hard at Practice… But it Feels Like I’m Not Improving.”

Feeling like you are stuck in the mud with your swimming? Here’s a quick guide to getting unstuck.

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Quick Tip: How to Stop Overthinking Behind the Blocks

Find yourself overthinking behind the blocks? Try this simple trick to make sure that your swim stays “automatic.”

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How to Bounce Back After a Bad Swim Practice

Bad swim practices happen to us all, no matter how well-meaning we are with our swimming. Here’s how to turn things around and get back on track.

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Laszlo Cseh and the Power of Rivalries

The competition isn’t to be feared. Here’s how to use your rivals to thrive in the water.

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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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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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Swim Parents: Your Stress and 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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Why Your Coach Makes You Train Your “Off” Strokes

We all have the things we excel at—and things we don’t—in the water. Strokes included. Here is why coach is…

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