The Water Instinct Blog

15 November 2018

Topics: Events & Competitions

arena signs Egyptian talent Farida Osman

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arena is pleased to announce that it has signed World Championship medallist Farida Osman in a sponsorship deal that runs through to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 23-year-old Egyptian, a freestyle and butterfly sprinter, won the 50m butterfly bronze at

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31 October 2018

Topics: Just for Women

Locker room horror stories

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The 5 worst things that can happen to a female swimmer in the locker room “Everything that happens in the locker room stays in the locker room”, Brad Pitt would have said in the film ‘Fight Club’ if it had

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24 October 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Tapering: what to do out of the water – Weekly plan

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You have finally reached the final stage of a macro-training block, so-called tapering. Tapering usually involves the final 7-10 days of a training block that lasted between 12-24 weeks. Tapering always comes before a particularly important race when you need

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17 October 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Warning: swimming is seriously good for your health!

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Discover the benefits of swimming for your brain! That is what all swimmers ought to know, so if you do not swim get started right now! As well as the physical benefits you will feel from swimming, it will also improve your

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12 October 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

3 leg exercises to be performed in the pool

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We have already talked about the importance of the legs for swimmers. The driving force they provide is vital, particularly for those aiming to reach a fast pace during a sprint. This means it is crucial to allocate part of

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28 September 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

10 drills all budding backstroke swimmers should try

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How often do we hear people say “I do not like the backstroke because you swim belly upwards”. In actual fact there is nothing easier than swimming on your back and the most popular warm-down exercise is the double arm

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14 September 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

3 foods that a swimmer won’t give up on

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Which are the foods that a swimmer won’t give up on? Let’s find out! We’ve already discussed the connection between swimmers and their food habits. Putting aside what’s best food to eat before or after a workout, at a race,

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10 September 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Are you always late to the swimming pool? Here’s how to optimize your time

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Time is money, and yet we often waste so much of it without realizing. You should review your schedule before, during and after the pool so you can adopt new habits to save time. After reading these simple tips you

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4 September 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

3 tips for resuming training after the summer break

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Three 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 contrary to what the song says, for you the end

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10 August 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

How to train with fins and a swim snorkel

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The most familiar and popular swim aids include a swim snorkel and short fins. Both give you greater power and ease of movement through the water. Fins are used to increase your forward trust and the power of your leg kick,

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