Category: Training & Technique

How to improve backstroke: photo of a swimmer doing the backstroke
Training & Technique

How to Improve Your Backstroke: Tips and Drills

The backstroke is an exciting and unique event. All the elements of this swimming stroke are very different from other styles of swim. The start, underwater phase, turns, and the …

Written by: arena coaches 10 October '21 0
Freestyle hand entry: swimmer in an Arena swim cap doing a freestyle swim
Training & Technique

How to Perfect Your Freestyle Hand Entry

Getting a stronger and more efficient freestyle is the goal of almost every swimmer. Who wouldn’t want to become even faster at swimming’s fastest stroke? When freestyle swimming, it’s all …

Written by: Thomas Board 6 October '21 0
Starting block drills: A swimmer makes a turn underwater
Training & Technique

Starting Block Drills and Pointers for Faster Turns

Along with a proper warm-up routine and a good training program, the start and turn are vital for any swimmer, whatever their standard. That is why we have decided to …

Written by: Harrison Howarth 27 September '21 0
Breaststroke fins: A collection of regular Arena swim fins in different colors
Training & Technique

Do You Need Breaststroke Fins for Training?

When it comes to implementing swim fins into your training regimen, front crawl or backstroke might seem like an obvious choice. The breaststroke is probably not one of the first …

Written by: Thomas Board 23 September '21 0
Training & Technique

3 tips for resuming training after the summer break

3 invaluable tips about the best way to resume training. According to a famous Italian song from the 1980s “The summer is ending and another year has gone by…”, but …

Written by: arena coaches 14 September '21 0
Training & Technique

How to get back into your workout routine after the holidays – Dryland training

After the holidays (which you’ve most likely spent being lazy and eating) getting back into your workout routine can be quite difficult. We’re not distinguishing between winter holidays, summer holidays or …

Written by: arena coaches 25 August '21 0
Training & Technique

Outdoor swimming pools: summer training tips

This period of confinement caused by the pandemic has taught us to appreciate so many things in our lives. Now more than ever, we know that we really can’t do …

Written by: arena coaches 11 May '21 0
Training & Technique

Making the most out of your time away from the pool

Distance sucks. And no, we’re not talking about training for the mile (although this does also suck…). We’re referring to the forced hiatus from swimming pools that many water lovers …

Written by: Bradley Crocker 2 April '21 0
Men and women, explanations for the difference in performance levels
Training & Technique

Are there different training methods for men and women?

Men and women, explanations for the difference in performance levels It is never easy to talk about the difference in performance levels between men and women. We might, for example, …

Written by: arena coaches 3 March '21 0
Training & Technique

Strength training: why and how to improve your swimming OUT of the water!

Find out why strength training is important for both amateur and professional swimmers. Would you like to swim faster but you already spend lots of time in the water?  Well, …

Written by: Manuele Trezzi 19 February '21 0