Category: Training & Technique

Training & Technique

Technique Tips – Backstroke Head Position

– A stable head position in backstroke is key to getting the most out of your stroke. I think about my head and spine being my stable center, which my …

Written by: Leila Vaziri 15 July '15 0
Training & Technique

Practical advice and exercises for proper shoulder rotation

Let’s start by pointing out that shoulder rotation is extremely important for the freestyle and backstroke. But take note, overdoing it can easily be counter-productive. To illustrate this, let’s debunk …

Written by: arena coaches 7 July '15 0
Training & Technique

Capacity versus Usage

Level: advanced One of the most common dilemmas in the world of sport is: how to make the best use of your capacities to achieve your set goals? This means …

Written by: arena coaches 2 July '15 0
Training & Technique

“I was a right nuisance” – Coaching Adam Peaty

When Adam Peaty walked through the doors at City of Derby in January 2009 awaiting him was Mel Marshall. Mel is a former Great Britain swimmer who won world, European …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 29 June '15 0
Training & Technique

Core stability, discover the secrets for developing a harmonious physique!

Core stability is now a key term in modern sports jargon. It may be defined as stability in the “centre, heart or nucleus” of the body, but in the sports …

Written by: arena coaches 18 June '15 0
Training & Technique

Learn how to swim freestyle!

Level: beginner When we swim the “freestyle” we simply grasp the water in front of us with our hands and push it behind our body with alternate arm strokes in …

Written by: arena coaches 5 June '15 0
Training & Technique

Presenting the butterfly start

Level: beginner The butterfly style is usually the last stroke you are taught, because it requires strength, endurance and smooth movements, all qualities that you should have developed while learning …

Written by: arena coaches 22 May '15 0
Training & Technique

Top 3 Tips for a Dynamic Flip Turn

1. Body position – A tightly wound object has more momentum. I mimic this idea with my flip turn by tucking my head and knees into my chest and pulling …

Written by: Leila Vaziri 19 May '15 0
Training & Technique

Viper, Nimesis and Cobra, the r-evolution of the species

Viper, Nimesis and Cobra are r-evolutionary goggles made by Arena. The first two come from the training range and the third from the racing range. Although they are all different …

Written by: arena coaches 12 May '15 0
Training & Technique

Transform your strength, learn how to swim fast!

Speed does not only come “from the ratio between the distance covered and time taken to cover it”, but also from the way in which it is covered. The type …

Written by: arena coaches 8 May '15 0