Category: Training & Technique

Training & Technique

Outdoor swimming pools: summer training tips

Three, two, one….summer is already here! Great! Sunshine, warm weather and… where should I go to swim?!  For those lucky swimmers who live along the coast, it a no-brainer: open-water …

Written by: Arena 7 June '24 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 26 February '24 0
Training & Technique

Paddles, tips for optimum use during backstroke

We have already talked about the paddle in our blog (The power is in your hands) and of the role they play in correcting the stroke, increasing the strength and the …

Written by: Arena 25 October '23 0
Training & Technique

Learn the backstroke breathing technique

One of the distinctive things about backstroke swimming is that your breathing is not really affected by the water: we swim with our stomachs facing upwards and we decide when …

Written by: arena coaches 6 October '23 0
Training & Technique

How to get back into your workout routine – Dryland training

Get back into your workout routine with dryland training! After the holidays (which you’ve most likely spent being lazy and eating :)) or a long pause getting back into your …

Written by: arena coaches 18 September '23 0
Training & Technique

How to return to swimming after a break – Training plan #1

We have already seen that dry-land training can be useful when resuming swimming after a break, particularly when the pool is not available (Dryland training to get active again – …

Written by: arena coaches 18 September '23 0
Training & Technique

3 tips for resuming training after the summer break

In this article, we will be giving you three invaluable tips about the best way to resume training. According to a famous Italian song from the 1980s “The summer is …

Written by: arena coaches 4 September '23 0
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 April '23 0
Butterfly stroke for beginners: swimmer with his head in the water
Training & Technique

Butterfly Stroke for Beginners: Tips and Drills

There’s nothing quite like watching a swimmer use the butterfly swimming style to propel themselves across the surface of the water gracefully. The butterfly stroke technique requires power and coordination. …

Written by: arena coaches 23 May '22 0
30 minute swimming workout: swimmer in a diving position
Training & Technique

30-Minute Swimming Workouts for Endurance, Technique, and Speed

Whether you swim for the health benefits or as a career — or if you’re a beginner on an exciting new venture — the truth is that sometimes life just …

Written by: arena coaches 22 May '22 0