Be Great Today

Be Great Today

Ever looked at your swimming idols and thought to yourself…

“Gee, how did they get to be so lucky? I wish I could be that fast…”

Success in the pool isn’t luck…

And it certainly doesn’t happen as a result of wishful thinking, or staring longingly at our heroes and hoping for what they have…

It doesn’t come from one great swim (even though that is all we see)…

It comes from everything you don’t see.

The “boring” stuff…

The morning workouts. The attention to detail. The consistency of showing up and working their butts off every chance they get.

Success in the water isn’t a gold medal. Or a world record.

At it’s most fundamental level, it is this:

Success is the culmination of a thousand small moments of greatness.

Be great today.

(And tomorrow…)

(And the next day…)

You don’t need to be perfect today. You don’t even need to be the best or fastest today.

But you should be great.

What does this entail?

It means doing it a little bit better.

And then doing it a little bit better tomorrow.

And the next day…


Greatness doesn’t come from a podium finish, a record, or a world leading time.

It’s slowly developed, accumulated and saved over the course of a long period of days and practices.

Greatness isn’t something you achieve… It’s something you build.

Build your greatness.

Day by day.

Practice by practice.

Meter by meter.

YourSwimBook is designed for the “boringness” of daily greatness…

From logging your workouts…

To seeing where you can improve fastest…

To correcting course when you find yourself slipping…

YourSwimBook will help you be great on the daily.

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YourSwimBook is a log book and goal setting guide designed specifically for competitive swimmers. It includes a ten month log book, comprehensive goal setting section, monthly evaluations to be filled out with your coach, and more.

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Olivier Poirier-Leroy Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.

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