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Training & Technique

Swimming technique: butterfly breathing

Breathing is one of the key moments in swimming the butterfly and partly depends on your strength and fitness.    You need to find the right breathing pattern to make …

Written by: arena coaches 21 January '20 0
Training & Technique

Add Yoga to your swim workout!

It is becoming common, even among high-level athletes, to incorporate extra-pool workouts into the routine water training, the so-called “dryland training”. This includes training for all the aspects for which …

Written by: arena coaches 22 October '19 0
Training & Technique

13 Breaststroke Tips&Tricks

Even though it might seem to an onlooker as if somebody is swimming really well, that does not always translate into a good swim time for that particular stroke. The …

Written by: arena coaches 27 September '19 0
Fitness & Wellness

Not much time for training? Here are some exercises specially for you! [Summer Edit]

You’re at the beach, on holidays. Being the sports lover that you are, after 2 or 3 days of not doing anything but laying around relaxing, you are start to …

Written by: arena coaches 16 August '19 0
Training & Technique

Optimise your swimming. A half-hour session in the water!

If you are organised and motivated and have somewhere to train, then here are three half-hour sessions that might be ideal for you. You can do a good training session …

Written by: arena coaches 12 June '19 0
Training & Technique

The 3 leg workouts you won’t hate!

The word “legs” often gives nightmares to both competitive swimmers and Masters athletes. In this article we will be testing out three drills that might make it less frustrating to …

Written by: arena coaches 22 May '19 0
Training & Technique

13 “dry-land” exercises for swimmers

We have already mentioned the importance of dryland workouts for preventing injuries, warming up for a training session and then cooling down afterwards. Today we will be looking at some …

Written by: arena coaches 24 April '19 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 16 April '19 0
Training & Technique

How to kickstart your training with medley sets

Swimming training can be monotonous and unstimulating, particularly at certain times of year. To make your training drills more dynamic focus on medley sets, a combination of aerobic work and …

Written by: arena coaches 28 March '19 0
Training & Technique

3 tips on how to plan an effective workout even if you don’t have much time

For amateur and master-swimmers: How to make your workout more effective. Useful tips on how to optimise a workout program. Despite the training season already started a few weeks ago, …

Written by: arena coaches 1 March '19 0