Category: A Swimmer’s life

A Swimmer's life

That race….that I never swam

We read, we talk and sometimes we write about the memories of the races we’ve been in: we describe our success stories, our fears, the events and the unexpected circumstances …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 10 November '17 0
A Swimmer's life

5 reasons why you could never stop swimming

During an intense training session or on the morning before a race, I have very often felt like stopping and giving up swimming. But then after all the intense effort …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 19 October '17 0
A Swimmer's life

5 Pool Rule Breaks Women are guilty off!

The brand new line of competitive swimming two-pieces launched by arena is geared towards our more edgy female athletes, as the collection’s name ‘RuleBreaker’ suggests. Its’ playful and colourful style …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 29 May '17 0
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You wouldn’t understand unless you’re a swimmer: coaching children!

As is the case with many of my fellow swimmers, during my teenage years I developed an interest in coaching. Apparently training nine times a week just wasn’t enough pool …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 25 May '17 0
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The slowest in the lane

We all know how to swim fast in theory: we are always trying to find out new ways of going faster, perfecting our swim stroke and getting a better feel …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 2 May '17 0
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Race day and…everything that can go wrong!

Sooner or later everybody, beginners and more experienced swimmers alike, will inevitably have something go wrong on race day. Here is what might happen and how to deal with it …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 16 March '17 0
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5 things not to do unless you want to be hated in the pool

Have you ever finished a training session and noticed you had some bruises without knowing how you got them? Swim lanes, particularly when they are packed, can be accidents waiting …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 7 March '17 0
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The art of losing … with a smile on our face

I like to win. I like it so much that when I find myself in at bookshop I am always attracted to the “motivational books” section that have taught me …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 20 February '17 0
A Swimmer's life

6 Pre & Post Race Intimidation Tactics

It is no doubt that the Rio Olympics of 2016 will go down as one of the most exciting Olympics in the history of the games. With Michael Phelps adding …

Written by: Logan Long 5 October '16 0
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You’re a sprinter if…

I am always startled to find myself swimming against athletes who manage to swim incredibly fast times in races even though they are always the slowest in the lane at …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 26 August '16 0