Author: arena coaches

Training & Technique

Perform more “explosively”

How long do you spend at the gym each week? If you are a competitive swimmer, gym work is a vital part of your training plan, but if you are …

Written by: arena coaches 24 March '15 0
Training & Technique

Boost your training sessions with Freestyle Breather

I  imagine you are asking yourself the same questions I am: what is it?! It is the first time I have seen one of these devices and I am extremely …

Written by: arena coaches 21 March '15 0
Fitness & Wellness

The importance of nutrition

Legend has it that a number of great swimmers follow ridiculous diets during the Olympics (i.e. eating 10,000 calories-a-day), eating heavy meals based around food like pasta, yoghurt, hamburgers, cereals, …

Written by: arena coaches 20 March '15 0
Training & Technique

Learn how to… hold your breath

The medical definition of hypoxia is a pathological state caused by an inadequate oxygen supply to the entire organism. Hypoxic training applied to swimming refers to a specific type of …

Written by: arena coaches 17 March '15 0
Training & Technique

Mental strength

It takes the right mind set to train and compete hard. Technical sessions also call for a meticulous and diligent approach. The strength to tackle all this lies in your …

Written by: arena coaches 12 March '15 0
Training & Technique

Power is in your hands

Paddles are tools you should always have with you in your training bag. Worn on your hands in training, they help develop specific muscle groups in your arms by increasing …

Written by: arena coaches 6 March '15 0
Training & Technique

The road to success starts here

What we have in common is that we love swimming. That is why, starting today, we want to try and satisfy your curiosity about swimming by offering you a series …

Written by: arena coaches 3 March '15 0
Training & Technique

Learn the backstroke breathing technique

One of the distinctive things about backstroke swimming is that your breathing is not really affected by the water: we swim with our stomachs facing upwards and we decide when …

Written by: arena coaches 12 September '13 0