Category: Training & Technique

Training & Technique

Pull kick, Arena’s revolutionary training aid

You are used to using training aids to help with body alignment and buoyancy, allowing you  to focus on key aspects, such as your legs, arms, upper body or swim …

Written by: arena coaches 1 May '15 0
Training & Technique

Adam Peaty – You can shoot at him but you will not stop him moving foward

In January 2009, a young swimmer called Adam Peaty joined the City of Derby club under the watchful eye of coach Mel Marshall a month after his 15th birthday. Mel …

Written by: Elizabeth Byrnes 20 April '15 0
Training & Technique

Learn all about open water swimming

Long-distance swimming covers all those swimming events held in open water, such as rivers, lakes and seas (which is why it is called  open water swimming). It is divided into …

Written by: Luca Borreca 14 April '15 0
Training & Technique

Morning training, how to go about it

“Aurora aurum in ore habet “ or, as we often hear people say, “The early bird catches the worm”. But is that what you think when the alarm goes off and …

Written by: arena coaches 6 April '15 0
Training & Technique

Introducing Plyometrics!

In our previous article entitled Perform more “explosively” we talked about explosive force, now we would like to talk about plyometric training that has turned out to be one of the …

Written by: arena coaches 3 April '15 0
Training & Technique

How to Choose the Right Swimsuit, Part 1: fabric choice and prolonging the life of your suit

If you’re purchasing a quality swimsuit for training, you naturally expect it to last longer than a cheap item picked up from a beachfront shop. But don’t assume that all …

Written by: Arena 1 April '15 0
Training & Technique

How to achieve the best freestyle body position

Focus on lengthening your spine by stretching out long and tall. Good posture includes, keeping your shoulders pushed back and keeping your legs together and toes pointed. Avoid sitting or …

Written by: Leila Vaziri 30 March '15 0
Training & Technique

Perform more “explosively”

How long do you spend at the gym each week? If you are a competitive swimmer, gym work is a vital part of your training plan, but if you are …

Written by: arena coaches 24 March '15 0
Training & Technique

Boost your training sessions with Freestyle Breather

I  imagine you are asking yourself the same questions I am: what is it?! It is the first time I have seen one of these devices and I am extremely …

Written by: arena coaches 21 March '15 0
Training & Technique

Mental strength

It takes the right mind set to train and compete hard. Technical sessions also call for a meticulous and diligent approach. The strength to tackle all this lies in your …

Written by: arena coaches 12 March '15 0