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CREDIT:PENTAPHOTOALEE6952_ari_Low.jpgSarah Sjostrom

28 March 2015

Topics: Arena Products

So which are the perfect goggles for you?

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Everybody knows that goggles are like a second skin for swimmers: they must fit perfectly, provide perfect vision, be watertight, and fit neatly around the nose and back of the head, so that you can swim carefree. In my experience,

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HowToChooseSportsBraThatFits

26 March 2015

Topics: Arena Products

How to choose a sports bra that fits

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From small to more buxom bustlines, every breast size requires support during exercise with a sports bra. But to be truly effective, it needs to fit properly. Surprisingly, most women wear one that is not right for their body. Here

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24 March 2015

Topics: Swim Fit

Perform more “explosively”

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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 a master’s swimmer, amateur or triathlete, the time you spend

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21 March 2015

Topics: Arena Products

Boost your training sessions with Freestyle Breather

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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 curious. This is a brand-new swimming aid, mainly designed for

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20 March 2015

Topics: Swim Fit

The importance of nutrition

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Legend has it that a number of great swimmers follow ridiculous diets during the Olympics (i.e. eating 10,000 calories-a-day), eating heavy meals based around food like pasta, yoghurt, hamburgers, cereals, sausages and  jam….. Absolute nutritional madness! Bear in mind that

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BodyShapingMagicWithBodyliftSwimsuits

18 March 2015

Topics: Arena Products

Body Shaping Magic with Bodylift Swimsuits

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Arena’s body shaping swimwear is so much more than just bathing suits cut from shapewear fabric. Fit and construction are essential to the magic formula of our Bodylift creations. With sartorial nips and tucks, structural cuts and intelligent shaping panels

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17 March 2015

Topics: Coach Says

Learn how to…hold your breath

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The medical definition of hypoxia is a pathological state caused by an inadequate oxygen supply to the entire organism. Hypoxic training applied to swimming refers to a specific type of training performed using a different breathing pattern to the conventional

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Choose your weapon wisely pic

16 March 2015

Topics: Water Life

YOU WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU’RE A SWIMMER – CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON WISELY!

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The other day I had one of the nine year old girls that I coach tell me that she had bought a navy blue Arena training suit just like the one that I have. I was surprised to hear that

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Kawecki

13 March 2015

Topics: Inside the mind of.......

Why is backstroke so appealing?

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For swimmers there is the constant presence of the black line. Up and down following the black line. Not so for backstrokers. They can gaze at the sun, the moon and the stars. Or the ever-decreasing circles of a velodrome

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12 March 2015

Topics: Swim Fit

Mental strength

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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 mind. The main problem is that it is hard to

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