Category: A Swimmer’s life

A Swimmer's life

arena signs Brazilian sprinter Marcelo Chierighini

arena has announced a new sponsorship agreement with Marcelo Chierighini of Brazil, a 2019 global top 5 swimmer in 100m freestyle. The 28-year-old was a key member of the Brazilian …

Written by: Arena 21 June '19 0
A Swimmer's life

6 signs you’ve met your swim BFF

Over the years as a competitive swimmer, you tend to amass a close circle of friends on the pool deck. Because they are your team mates and fellow athletes, they …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 29 May '19 0
A Swimmer's life

12 catchy pick up lines that will make a swimmer crazy for you!

Valentine’s day is quickly approaching, so naturally love is in the air! More specifically for swimmers, love is in the chlorine-scented, stuffy, often poorly-ventilated air of the pool deck. Whether …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 14 February '19 0
A Swimmer's life

4 tips about overcoming failure

All dreamers make mistakes. Overcoming failure helps make your dreams come true. Every sportsperson has a dream. In “technical jargon”, this dream is called a goal. The bigger the dream, …

Written by: Arturo Mugnai 8 February '19 0
A Swimmer's life

4 skills that swimmers perfect that are seemingly unrelated to swimming

Over the years as an athlete, you develop a skill set that is unique to your sport. Fast transitions from one stroke to another, precise flip turns, and efficient stroke …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 19 November '18 0
A Swimmer's life

What does it mean to be the parent of an athlete?

Often, while waiting to start my workouts, I stop to notice how the people on the side of the pool observe the lessons and what’s going on in the pool. …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 13 April '18 0
A Swimmer's life

3 Top Swimmer *facepalm* Moments

In the vocabulary of real-everyday-normal-people lingo, a ‘facepalm’ refers to those moments in life where the only plausible reaction you have is to bring the palm of your hand to …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 14 March '18 0
A Swimmer's life

Short Course or Long Course, which side are you on?

It’s official – we have welcomed in the new year, and with it the next portion of the swim season: the *dramatic pause* long course season. For some athletes, those …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 24 January '18 0
A Swimmer's life

The worst enemy of all swimmers

If I would ask you what your biggest enemy in the pool is, what would you answer? Who do you think of if I tell you to think of your …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 18 January '18 0
A Swimmer's life

4 swim questions that would confuse the general public

Every culture has its own unique language and shorthand. Swimming is no different, but the terms that we use on an everyday basis become so second nature to us that …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 13 December '17 0
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