Author: Thomas Board

Open water swimming gear: 3 people standing on a beach
Swim Tech

Open-Water Swimming Gear: The Essential Items to Keep You Safe

It’s no secret that open-water swimming has become more popular in recent years. Open-water influencers have shown how liberating and enjoyable swimming outdoors can be. Plus, people have become more …

Written by: Thomas Board 3 May '22 0
Open water swimmer doing freestyle
Triathlon & Open Water

Safety Tips and an Open-Water Swimming Workout for Speed Endurance

Open-water swimming workouts are no longer just for those training for triathlons or a select few who get a thrill from cold-water immersion. Open water swimmers are now becoming a …

Written by: Thomas Board 17 December '21 0
Arm exercises for swimmers: close-up shot of Arena Dolly Noire swimwear
Dryland training

Arm Exercises for Swimmers to Make Your Stroke Stronger

It’s no secret that swimming is a full body workout. That means we need to look after every muscle as well as have strong muscular and cardiovascular endurance. The upper …

Written by: Thomas Board 10 December '21 0
earplugs for swimming: pink earplugs
Swim Tech

What You Should Know About Using Earplugs for Swimming

Any physical activity has increased risks when performed regularly and swimming is no exception. In contact sports, more and more studies are showing the negative effects of hard hits to …

Written by: Thomas Board 17 November '21 0
How to use a kickboard and fins
Training & Technique

How to Use a Kickboard to Get Serious Results

One of swimming’s most recognizable flotation devices, the humble kickboard, evokes fond memories of learning how to swim. But, these simple yet effective training aids go way beyond being used …

Written by: Thomas Board 28 October '21 0
Freestyle hand entry: swimmer in an Arena swim cap doing a freestyle swim
Training & Technique

How to Perfect Your Freestyle Hand Entry

Getting a stronger and more efficient freestyle is the goal of almost every swimmer. Who wouldn’t want to become even faster at swimming’s fastest stroke? When freestyle swimming, it’s all …

Written by: Thomas Board 6 October '21 0
Breaststroke fins: A collection of regular Arena swim fins in different colors
Training & Technique

Do You Need Breaststroke Fins for Training?

When it comes to implementing swim fins into your training regimen, front crawl or backstroke might seem like an obvious choice. The breaststroke is probably not one of the first …

Written by: Thomas Board 23 September '21 0