Category: Training & Technique

Freestyle pull: swimmer putting on goggles
Training & Technique

Update Your Training to Get a Freestyle Pull Like a Pro

For those of us that feel like we spend more time in the water than on land, swimming like an Olympian is the goal. Optimization is the key to improving …

Written by: Thomas Board 13 October '21 0
Swim training snorkel: A swimmer wearing a cap and goggles gets out of a pool
Training & Technique

Crush PRs With a Swim Training Snorkel

Do snorkels really belong in a swimming pool? Like many swimmers, you may see a snorkel as something better suited to open-water pursuits or a tool you use for a …

Written by: Thomas Board 1 October '21 0
Training & Technique

Dive and turn: 2 exercises to improve your push-off

Let’s see why and, above all, how to improve your push-off when diving in and turning. As we all know, there are four different swim strokes, but over the last …

Written by: arena coaches 16 October '18 0
Training & Technique

Injuries, fatigue and prevention: how to train worry-free

Kinesio taping, cryotherapy and compression clothing. These new prevention methods can actually help you improve your sports performance. Over the last few years, there has been plenty of scientific research …

Written by: arena coaches 29 June '18 0
Training & Technique

It is just a matter of… LEGS!

Today we will be looking at how to use your legs and we will also be suggesting some specific training exercises. For adult men in particular, legs can often become …

Written by: arena coaches 19 June '18 0
Freestyle hand entry: swimmer in an Arena swim cap doing a freestyle swim
Training & Technique

Learn the correct freestyle hand position

Improve the position of your fingers during the underwater stage of your stroke. Try our exercises! How many times have you been told, “close your fingers, otherwise you won’t catch …

Written by: arena coaches 12 June '18 0
Training & Technique

Endurance training: Using equipment to your advantage

The sport of swimming requires a tremendous amount of endurance. From the block to the wall, it’s all about strength and getting maximum performance in the water. The hard part …

Written by: Michael Coiner 1 June '18 0
Training & Technique

What effect does lack of sleep have on performance?

Rest is a vital part of performance and is key to achieving your goals. Over the last few years, it has become increasingly obvious that the quality of an athlete’s …

Written by: arena coaches 15 May '18 0
Training & Technique, Uncategorized @en_us

The Head Game: Getting swimmers to think

For many swimmers, practice is just about putting in the yards. But for University of Virginia Head Coach Todd DeSorbo, there is much more to it than that. His coaching …

Written by: Michael Coiner 10 May '18 0
Training & Technique

3 tips on how to plan an effective workout even if you don’t have much time

For amateur and master-swimmers: How to make your workout more effective. Useful tips on how to optimize a workout program. Despite the training season already started a few weeks ago, …

Written by: arena coaches 27 March '18 0