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Backstroke start technique: swimmer in a backstroke starting position
Training & Technique

Backstroke Start Technique: A Beginner’s Guide

There’s not much point learning how to swim a good backstroke without first nailing your backstroke start technique. The start is one of the most important moments in competitive swimming, …

Written by: arena coaches 2 December '21 0
Swimming with fins workout: underwater shot of a swimmer's legs with fins
Training & Technique

Swimming With Fins Workouts to Develop a Stronger Kick

Swimming with fins is one of the most thrilling aspects of swim training. Throw a pair of fins on your feet and get ready to zip through the water at …

Written by: arena coaches 23 November '21 0
Freestyle head position: swimmer with his head submerged in the water while swimming
Training & Technique

Swim With Your Head: Improve Your Freestyle Head Position

Proper freestyle head position is crucial to your overall freestyle technique. Good head position will help you swim quickly and efficiently. One of the most common mistakes in freestyle is …

Written by: arena coaches 8 November '21 0
Training & Technique

Top 10 Breaststroke Drills to Improve Your Swim

Did you know that a primitive form of breaststroke is believed to be the very first movement performed by a human being to move forward through the water? So, the …

Written by: arena coaches 3 November '21 0
Sideview of a swimmer with swimming hand paddles
Training & Technique

Start Serious Training With Swimming Hand Paddles

Extremely popular with both coaches and swimmers, hand paddles are a swimming accessory that belong in the bag of any swimmer looking to improve their training regime. Swimming hand paddles …

Written by: arena coaches 19 October '21 0
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
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