Category: Training & Technique

Swimmer doing butterfly drills
Training & Technique

Improve Your Form With These 12 Butterfly Drills

The butterfly stroke is iconic in the swimming world. It is challenging to learn and difficult to master, but the physical and mental rewards of improving in this stroke are …

Written by: arena coaches 17 January '22 0
Hypoxic training: swimmer breathing underwater
Training & Technique

Hypoxic Training: The Art of Breathing Less

Adding a completely new type of workout to your existing regimen can be equal parts intimidating and exciting. Hypoxic training may sound like an extreme form of exercise for enhanced …

Written by: arena coaches 13 January '22 0
Swimmer doing long distance swim workouts
Training & Technique

Train to Go the Distance: Long-Distance Swim Workouts

Long-distance swimming is a rewarding challenge for both the body and mind. Distance training often requires long hours of keeping your head down and bearing through a long-distance swim workout, …

Written by: arena coaches 5 December '21 0
Backstroke start technique: swimmer in a backstroke starting position
Training & Technique

Backstroke Start Technique: A Beginner’s Guide

There’s not much point learning how to swim a good backstroke without first nailing your backstroke start technique. The start is one of the most important moments in competitive swimming, …

Written by: arena coaches 2 December '21 0
Swimming with fins workout: underwater shot of a swimmer's legs with fins
Training & Technique

Swimming With Fins Workouts to Develop a Stronger Kick

Swimming with fins is one of the most thrilling aspects of swim training. Throw a pair of fins on your feet and get ready to zip through the water at …

Written by: arena coaches 23 November '21 0
Navy SEAL swim workout using a TRX
Training & Technique

Improve Performance With This TRX Navy SEAL Swim Workout

The infamous U.S. Navy SEALs training has become well-known in recent years, thanks to the rise of fitness gurus and motivational speakers like ex-Navy SEAL David Goggins. As someone who’s …

Written by: Manuele Trezzi 18 November '21 0
Freestyle head position: swimmer with his head submerged in the water while swimming
Training & Technique

Swim With Your Head: Improve Your Freestyle Head Position

Proper freestyle head position is crucial to your overall freestyle technique. Good head position will help you swim quickly and efficiently. One of the most common mistakes in freestyle is …

Written by: arena coaches 8 November '21 0
Breaststroke drills: underwater shot of a swimmer doing the breaststroke
Training & Technique

Top 10 Breaststroke Drills to Improve Your Swim

Did you know that a primitive form of breaststroke is believed to be the very first movement performed by a human being to move forward through the water? So, the …

Written by: arena coaches 3 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
Backstroke drills: swimmer doing the backstroke
Training & Technique

10 Backstroke Drills for Your Next Practice

Backstroke is a unique swimming style that many people avoid due to the body position backstrokers must maintain. The stroke may seem very different from the popular front crawl stroke …

Written by: arena coaches 24 October '21 0