The Arnie is often male, of strong build and commonly with a background in team sports such as football and rugby. The female ‘Arnette’ is less overtly muscular but otherwise has very similar attributes. Their lean muscle mass and limited upper-body flexibility gives them very sinky legs when swimming. This means that one of their primary areas of focus needs to be improving their body position.
Physically confident on land and used to being good at sports, Arnies often find swimming a frustrating experience.
Arnies are often very driven Type-A personalities. This brings dedication and focus which can be a real advantage but only if they learn to relax and slow things down in the short term.
Ladies, sorry for the masculine stereotype here. For women, being an Arnie tends to mean you are more physically confident than average and are a good sportswoman. However, in your stroke, you do struggle with the same issues as your male counterpart and our Arnie Guide will be perfect for you to improve your swimming.
Our full Arnie Stroke Correction Guide includes all the analysis, drills and techniques you need to improve your stroke technique. There is nothing generic or cookie-cutter in the guide. Each method, drill and visualisation is carefully chosen to target your unique make-up. Follow each of the four included development sessions to fit these techniques into a perfect training session for you.
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Download our full stroke development and stroke training guide for the Arnie Swim Type
Being athletic, Arnies have great potential to become fast swimmers if they can develop a longer smoother stroke with better breathing technique.
Arnies are one of the easiest types to spot and we’re sure you know a few. Please let them know about this site! It’s often much easier to recognise traits in others than ourselves so give them a quick prompt in this direction and let us get to work on improving their swimming.