Olivier Poirier-Leroy


If it's greatness you want, stop asking for permission.

Olivier Poirier-Leroy has been involved in competitive swimming for most of his life. Starting off at the age of 6 he was thrown in the water at the local pool for swim lessons and since then has never wanted to get out.

Olivier Poirier-LeroyA nationally top ranked age grouper as both a 12 year and 14 year old, he experienced success on the national scene when he and three other 16-year olds teamed up to final at Senior Nationals and break the NAG for the 4x100m medley relay (twice). He helped lead McMaster University to an OUA title in 2002, while also finaling in several individual events at Senior Nationals before life led him away from the pool.

These days he writes for SwimSwam on the history of our glorious sport, keeping good habits in the pool, and “hacking” the mental side of the sport.

When not writing, or managing his day-to-day business you can find him torturing local lap swimmers, picking heavy things up and putting them back down, and making the most of the lovely outdoors that the Pacific west coast has to offer.

To learn more about YourSwimBook, click here. Olivier is also the author of the popular mental training workbook for swimmers, Conquer the Pool: The Swimmer’s Ultimate Guide to a High-Performance Mindset.

To contact Olivier, you can reach him through his website by clicking here.