The Water Instinct Blog

16 January 2019

Topics: Training & Technique

3 tips for improving your underwater phase

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If you are wondering what the best way is to be faster in the water, the answer is to improve your underwater phase! The underwater leg kick is considered to be the fifth swim stroke and it is also the

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9 January 2019

Topics: Training & Technique

The 5 problems afflicting swimmers of all standards

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There are certain problems that need to be understood by both beginners and experienced swimmers if they are to make their swim training more effective. Swimming is a fluid sport: not just because it is done in water, but because

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30 December 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Swimming in Cold Water: Wise or Foolish?

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Cold water swimming can be dangerous if you’re not acclimatised, but if you train, your body will adapt and you may be able to enjoy health benefits. A New Year’s Day ‘polar bear plunge’ to raise funds for charity in

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20 December 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Swimming and coeliac disease: 5 types of gluten-free foods that are full of energy!

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Sport and coeliac disease: what are the right types of food for athletes who are gluten-intolerant? Athletes suffering from coeliac disease often struggle to find types of food that can help provide the energy required for training. What are the

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13 December 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Benifits of training in high altitudes

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Training in high altitudes can bring great benefits, we’ll see how. Usually during the time frame of a sporting season there’s a time in which the athlete moves to higher grounds to train. This famous “getaway” usually coincides with the

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5 December 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

1 drill every day to improve your freestyle!

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5 drills for 5 training sessions to improve your freestyle swim stroke! A different workout every day of the week focusing on various factors to perfect your freestyle swim stroke. A good swimmer must have excellent technique. Improving your swim

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28 November 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Training for long distance swimmers

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Dear distance swimmers, here we are again! Today we will be outlining an initial workout for the pool, which – we will never tire of reminding you – should only be done after stretching and warming up properly outside the

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21 November 2018

Topics: Elite Team

arena primed for the Hangzhou World Champs with two new Italian swimming stars

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As the countdown begins for the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China, from 11th to 16th December, arena has recruited two rising stars of Italian swimming to its team of champions: Alessandro Miressi, European 100m freestyle champion and

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19 November 2018

Topics: A Swimmer's life

4 skills that swimmers perfect that are seemingly unrelated to swimming

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Over the years as an athlete, you develop a skill set that is unique to your sport. Fast transitions from one stroke to another, precise flip turns, and efficient stroke rates are just a few swim-related examples. However, there is

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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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