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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
Training & Technique

How to improve your freestyle arm stroke!

Improve your freestyle arm stroke to develop a more efficient stroke! Catch, pull, push and recovery, these are the four key phases in a freestyle arm stroke. A proper freestyle …

Written by: arena coaches 17 February '21 0
3 secrets to achieving your goals ARENA BLOG
Training & Technique

The 3 secrets to achieving exceptional goals!

Discover the three secrets to achieving exceptional goals. Why do you swim or do triathlon? What makes you push yourself so hard every day for so many hours each week? …

Written by: arena coaches 3 February '21 0
Training & Technique

1 drill every day to improve your freestyle!

5 drills for 5 training sessions to improve your freestyle swim stroke! A different workout every day of the week focusing on various factors to perfect your freestyle swim stroke. …

Written by: arena coaches 12 August '20 0
Training & Technique

Do you wanto to improve your backstroke? Follow this plan!

Improve your backstroke! – Training plan for beginners and amateurs The backstroke is the strangest stroke for an amateur swimmer, because you “go backwards” and you cannot see where you …

Written by: arena coaches 3 July '20 0