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Training & Technique

How to improve your underwater phase

The underwater phase is swimming’s fifth stroke. To improve this aspect of your swimming, you must glide through the water with perfect coordination. The underwater phase is considered to be …

Written by: arena coaches 18 May '20 0
Training & Technique

The importance of work “out of the pool”

Find out why so-called “dryland” training is important for all swimmers, even amateurs and beginners! Training out of the pool seems to be UNHEARD OF! Stretching and injury prevention exercises …

Written by: arena coaches 18 March '20 0
Training & Technique

Strengthen your swim stroke wherever you are: Burpees

Here is a way to become a stronger swimmer without needing a gym or any other special equipment! Today we will be looking at a bodyweight exercise involving all your …

Written by: arena coaches 13 March '20 0
Training & Technique

The butterfly: power and harmony

Level: beginners The stroke gets its name from its sweeping arm action reminiscent of a butterfly’s wings. It is the most spectacular to watch and also the hardest to swim: …

Written by: arena coaches 6 March '20 0
Training & Technique

Swimming technique: butterfly breathing

Breathing is one of the key moments in swimming the butterfly and partly depends on your strength and fitness.    You need to find the right breathing pattern to make …

Written by: arena coaches 21 January '20 0
Training & Technique

Add Yoga to your swim workout!

It is becoming common, even among high-level athletes, to incorporate extra-pool workouts into the routine water training, the so-called “dryland training”. This includes training for all the aspects for which …

Written by: arena coaches 22 October '19 0
Training & Technique

13 Breaststroke Tips&Tricks

Even though it might seem to an onlooker as if somebody is swimming really well, that does not always translate into a good swim time for that particular stroke. The …

Written by: arena coaches 27 September '19 0
Fitness & Wellness

Not much time for training? Here are some exercises specially for you! [Summer Edit]

You’re at the beach, on holidays. Being the sports lover that you are, after 2 or 3 days of not doing anything but laying around relaxing, you are start to …

Written by: arena coaches 16 August '19 0
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Training & Technique

Outdoor swimming pools: summer training tips

Three, two, one….summer is already here! Great! Sunshine, warm weather and… where should I go to swim?! For those lucky swimmers who live along the coast, it a no-brainer: open-water …

Written by: arena coaches 10 August '19 0
Training & Technique

Optimise your swimming. A half-hour session in the water!

If you are organised and motivated and have somewhere to train, then here are three half-hour sessions that might be ideal for you. You can do a good training session …

Written by: arena coaches 12 June '19 0
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