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butterfly_start

22 May 2015

Topics: Coach Says

PRESENTING THE BUTTERFLY START

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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 the other swim strokes. “Well begun is half done”, so

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IntroducingArenasAthleticUnderwearForWomen

21 May 2015

Topics: Arena Products

Introducing Arena’s athletic underwear for women

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Athletic intimates for women have come a long way since the birth of the jogbra in 1977. Today Arena’s sports bras and briefs can stand up to the rigours of any woman’s workout. First let’s talk about sports bra construction.

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Leila

19 May 2015

Topics: Coach Says

Top 3 Tips for a Dynamic Flip Turn

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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 my feet to my hips. Head, knees and feet in.

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Therese Main Shot

18 May 2015

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

Are the thirties the new twenties?

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It’s hard to believe that World 50m Freestyle (Shanghai 2011) Champion, Therese Alshammar won her first national short course title at the tender age of 14. It’s even more surprising that 23 years later, not only is Therese still considered

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backstroke2

15 May 2015

Topics: Coach Says

PRESENTING THE BACKSTROKE START

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Level: Beginner The backstroke is different from all the other styles: it is the only stroke you swim on your back and mainly involves your back muscles rather than your chest muscles and, above all, you cannot just “follow” the

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How to chose the right suit_pool_m

14 May 2015

Topics: Arena Products

How to Choose the Right Swimsuit, Part 3 – Swimming style and body shape: Men

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It might seem that men have fewer variables than women to consider when selecting a training swimsuit (see Part 2), but the same basic criteria apply. In terms of fit, the general considerations are the same for men and women:

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12 May 2015

Topics: Arena Products

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

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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 and distinctive in their own way, what they have in

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James

8 May 2015

Topics: Swim Fit

Transform your strength, learn how to swim fast!

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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 of activity (“aerobic” or “speed”) is classed according to the

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How to chose the right suit_pool_w

7 May 2015

Topics: Arena Products

How to Choose the Right Swimsuit, Part 2 – Swimming style and body shape: Women

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For some women, buying a swimsuit is one of the most daunting shopping experiences imaginable. There are so many options to choose from, and the prospect of trying on piles of different models, many unflattering, is undeniably discouraging. It’s worth

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5 May 2015

Topics: Triathlon & Open Water

my TOP 10 tips for surviving your first triathlon!

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I certainly cannot describe myself as an expert triathlete, but my love of the sport and my background as a swimming trainer have allowed me to draw up a list of 10 tips I think might be useful when tackling

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