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Swimming warmup exercises: swimmer using roller on his back
Training & Technique

Prepare to Race With These Swimming Warmup Exercises

Getting your muscles ready to work efficiently is extremely important before a swim workout but even more so before a race. Utilizing proper swimming warmup exercises will improve your race …

Written by: arena coaches 26 April '22 0
Swimmer doing the breaststroke kick
Training & Technique

Breaststroke Kick: Improve With the Right Technique and Tools

The breaststroke is believed to be the oldest stroke and the first to be swum competitively. Captain Matthew Webb was the first man to swim across the English Channel — …

Written by: arena coaches 21 April '22 0
How to use a pull buoy: underwater shot of a swimmer in a pool
Training & Technique

How to Use a Pull Buoy to Improve Your Swimming Technique

I wonder how often you have thought about making the best possible use of this unusual figure of 8-shaped object. The pullbuoy will allow you to maintain the right body position, reduce drag in the water, increase your power and, hence, your speed.

Written by: arena coaches 11 April '22 0
How to increase lung capacity for swimming: swimmer coming up for air
Training & Technique

Learn How to Increase Lung Capacity for Swimming

The stand out feature of swimming that makes it different from many other physical activities is the fact that it takes place in water. This forces you to get tactical …

Written by: arena coaches 7 April '22 0
Training & Technique

3 drills to improve your swim pace

Swimming at the right pace is vital for any swimmer. It does not just allow you to save energy but also to be more efficient throughout the entire forward propulsion …

Written by: arena coaches 1 April '22 0
Dryland workouts for swimmers: A woman works out her arms with an exercise band
Dryland training

Dryland Workouts for Swimmers to Avoid (and What to Do Instead)

Searching for fitness solutions online is always a little risky. There’s thousands of websites that claim to provide support but are really just getting you to read their unresearched articles …

Written by: arena coaches 11 March '22 0
Training & Technique

Do you want to improve your performance? Learn all about medley training!

Medley training is not easy, but it is certainly something you should learn to do if you want to become a more complete swimmer. Training for all four strokes increases …

Written by: arena coaches 4 March '22 0
Swimming endurance training: person swimming in open water
Triathlon & Open Water

4 Swimming Endurance Training Sessions for Long Distances

Long-distance swimming is a great way to put your endurance abilities to the test. Many athletes compete in distance swimming events because of the challenge these competitions provide for both …

Written by: arena coaches 15 February '22 0
Training & Technique

3 swim sets to try out before you decide to hang your swimsuit up!

Training is like a dish served in a Michelin-starred restaurant: it must contain ingredients that make it appetising and enjoyable for even the finest palates. To make a training session …

Written by: arena coaches 4 February '22 0
A man swims the breaststroke in a pool
Fitness & Wellness

Swimmer’s Knee From Breaststroke: Causes and Prevention

Most people think of swimmer’s shoulder as the most common swimming injury, but have you ever thought about knee pain as a swimming-related injury? Swimmer’s knee mostly affects breaststroke swimmers …

Written by: arena coaches 1 February '22 0