arena primed for the Hangzhou World Champs with two new Italian swimming stars
As the countdown begins for the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China, from 11th to 16th December, arena has recruited two rising stars of Italian swimming to its …
Training in Australia VS training in Italy. Gregorio Paltrinieri tells us what the differences are!
We asked Gregorio Paltrinieri, Olympic and world 1500m freestyle champion who is currently training in Australia, what differences he has noticed between the training methods he usually follows in Italy …
The unseen side of Rūta Meilutytė: documentary film “Rūta” hits screens in March
Exhausting daily pre-Olympic routine of the best swimmer of Lithuania, her harsh life story and unexpected personal challenges – swimming fans will be able to see all that in the …
The Iron Lady’s 5 Iron Rules
The Iron Lady, Katinka Hosszu is one of the best all-around swimmers on earth right now. She competes in multiple races around the world and always delivers great results. Katinka’s …
Sport has the Power to change the World
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks …
What does your coach really expect from you?
The relationship between swimmer and coach is unique. Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty puts it like this: “It’s a combination of your friend, your mum, …
How & why you should never miss an opportunity!
An athlete’s life at the top can be short and one where the window of opportunity may only be open for a fleeting moment. Make your chances and take your …
arena extends relationship with Olympic champion Sarah Sjöström
arena has extended its highly successful relationship with Swedish superstar Sarah Sjöström, signing a new sponsorship agreement that will run through to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The 23-year-old from …
Life is short, live it fast! Interview with Hannah Miley
In preparation for racing at a SC meet I start the season working on plyometric work and athletic based land work to try and gain that athleticism and explosive power for starts and turns. In training, I focus on the technique of each aspect mentioned at slower speeds gradually building up to race pace speed once the ideal technique has been reached to reinforce it.
Short course – Interview with Stefano Morini, FIN (Italian Swimming Federation) Coach and Head Coach of the FIN training aquatic centre in Ostia (Rome)
With the 25m pool, technical aspects such as the turn, push, glide, and sprint naturally become more important – how do you work on these aspects in your preparation for …