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Training & Technique

Dive and tumble turn: 2 exercises to improve your push-off

Let’s see why and, above all, how to improve your push-off when diving in and tumble-turning. As we all know, there are four different swim strokes, but over the last …

Written by: arena coaches 22 May '18 0
Training & Technique

It is just a matter of… LEGS!

Today we will be looking at how to use your legs and we will also be suggesting some specific training exercises. For adult men in particular, legs can often become …

Written by: arena coaches 18 May '18 0
Fitness & Wellness

Get back in shape for summer 2018! A 4 week plan for beginners and advanced swimmers

Summer is getting closer as is trying to achieve a bikini body. That’s why, one of your New Year’s resolutions was (and you haven’t started yet) to get back into …

Written by: arena coaches 8 May '18 0
Training & Technique

Butterfly – Training plan for beginners and amateurs

The butterfly is the swim stroke that has evolved most over the last 10 years. Breathing every stroke, “shifting your weight” forwards (also a feature of the breaststroke) and as …

Written by: arena coaches 8 May '18 0
Training & Technique

CrossFit: pros and cons for swimming

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of CrossFit as supplementary training for swimming. Today we’re going to talk about a rather recent innovation in sports training that …

Written by: arena coaches 4 May '18 0
Triathlon & Open Water

From swimming to triathlon: here’s what you need to know

Physical attributes developed after focusing on one specific discipline for years certainly influence how you learn and develop the skills required to train for the other two disciplines, particularly running. …

Written by: arena coaches 27 April '18 0
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Training & Technique

What effect does lack of sleep have on performance?

Rest is a vital part of performance and a real key to achieving your goals. Over the last few years it has become increasingly obvious that the quality of an …

Written by: arena coaches 24 April '18 0
Triathlon & Open Water

4 training sessions to improve your open-water endurance

Maintaining your aerobic base is the secret to getting to the end of the season in top shape from both a cardiovascular and muscular viewpoint. Even though the open-water season …

Written by: arena coaches 17 April '18 0
Triathlon & Open Water

3 Answers to the most common doubts amongst open-water swimmers

Today we’ll try to answer a series of questions that often go through the minds of open-water athletes. QUESTION #1 One of the most common questions, especially during the summer …

Written by: arena coaches 26 February '18 0
Training & Technique

The Backstroke: How to swim “belly upwards”

Level: beginner Unlike the other three competitive swim strokes, the backstroke is the only one swum on your back for the entire race. This means that a good sense of …

Written by: arena coaches 26 February '18 0