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How to improve backstroke: photo of a swimmer doing the backstroke
Training & Technique

How to Improve Your Backstroke: Tips and Drills

The backstroke is an exciting and unique event. All the elements of this swimming stroke are very different from other styles of swim. The start, underwater phase, turns, and the …

Written by: arena coaches 10 October '21 0
Training & Technique

3 tips for resuming training after the summer break

3 invaluable tips about the best way to resume training. According to a famous Italian song from the 1980s “The summer is ending and another year has gone by…”, but …

Written by: arena coaches 14 September '21 0
Fitness & Wellness

Stretching for swimmers: a vital ally for your training

Let’s see how your swimming can benefit from stretching! There is plenty of writing, reading and interest in training seen as exercise in preparation for something. There is very little …

Written by: arena coaches 27 August '21 0
Training & Technique

How to get back into your workout routine after the holidays – Dryland training

After the holidays (which you’ve most likely spent being lazy and eating) getting back into your workout routine can be quite difficult. We’re not distinguishing between winter holidays, summer holidays or …

Written by: arena coaches 25 August '21 0
Triathlon & Open Water

Overcome your fear of open-water swimming!

Open-water swimming is not always easy for those used to swimming with their eyes fixed on the black line along the bottom of the pool. So, even though the triathlon …

Written by: arena coaches 20 July '21 0
Dryland training

Outdoor workouts for training like a pro

We all know how important it is for both competitive and non-competitive swimmers to incorporate weight training in the gym alongside their workouts in the pool. What you do outside …

Written by: arena coaches 28 May '21 0
Training & Technique

Outdoor swimming pools: summer training tips

This period of confinement caused by the pandemic has taught us to appreciate so many things in our lives. Now more than ever, we know that we really can’t do …

Written by: arena coaches 11 May '21 0
Dryland training

How to use kettlebells for training out of the water

This little piece of equipment from Russia can help you make great gains. Here’s how to use kettlebells for your training out of the water.  A kettlebell is a small piece of gym equipment (conventionally made of iron) that is …

Written by: arena coaches 28 April '21 0
Dryland training

3 dryland exercises swimmers should avoid

This article will illustrate some dryland exercises that might be recommended but should actually be avoided at all costs by swimmers. In contrast, try the exercises we recommend which are specifically for swimming. One of the great truths of …

Written by: arena coaches 9 April '21 0
Men and women, explanations for the difference in performance levels
Training & Technique

Are there different training methods for men and women?

Men and women, explanations for the difference in performance levels It is never easy to talk about the difference in performance levels between men and women. We might, for example, …

Written by: arena coaches 3 March '21 0