All posts by Lauren Scott-Haylock

Liam Maguire-Aubrey – One Of Our Youngest Swimmers to Tackle the Surf At The Mount Swim!

Liam Maguire-Aubrey is a little LEGEND and might just be part fish! At just 8 years old Liam is one of our youngest swimmer to take part in the Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series! Liam & his Mum and Dad are regular smiling faces at the beach all around the country. Have a read […]

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Hayley McIntyre Gears Up To Defend Title At The Mount Swim!

Hayley McIntyre is a MACHINE in the water! Hailing from Hamilton, Hayley has been swimming since she was 3 years old, now 15 Hayley is gearing up to defend her titles in a new age group at The Mount Swim on the 30th March 2024 Hayley placed 1st in the 12-14 age group in Rabbit […]

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Ellen & Harriet The Swimfluencing Duo!

Meet Ellen & Harriet……. Our next swimfluencer for the 23/24 season is a DUO! Ellen & Harriet from Christchurch will work together to inspire you to get in the water and maybe even tackle one of our Amphibians this season! You can read all about why they swim below and if you see them around […]

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Sebastian Yates Tackles the 5km La Grande Swim In Akaroa for Canteen!

  Sebastian Yates is a passionate young man from Levin who at just 11 years old is training to swim the 5km in Akaroa to raise money for Canteen. Sebastian will be building up to the swim starting with the 1000m Epic Swim in Taupo, followed by the 1200m in Wellington and then the grand […]

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Laura Quilter – Swimfluencer

Meet Laura Quilter…. Our next Swimfluencer for the 2023/24 Season. Laura was born in Gisborne and took part in her first Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014!  Laura makes excellent podcasts & swim videos that will inspire you into (or back into) the water this season. You can read about Laura, her top tips for […]

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Raphael Marinzeck Borborema – Swimfluencer

Meet Raphael Marinzeck Borborema…. The first of our Swimfluencers for the 2023/24 Season. Rapha originally hails from Brazil and has now chosen one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand to live….sunny Nelson! You can read about Rapha, his top tips for new swimmers, and why he will Swimfluence you into the water this […]

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Winter training tips!

Winter Training Tips! Master your Moves: Winter might try to freeze your swimming spirits, but don’t let it dampen your enthusiasm! When the open ocean isn’t an option, take a dive into a cozy heated pool. It’s the perfect chance to refine your technique without pesky currents, crazy waves, or sneaky saltwater buoyancy throwing you […]

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Team Hawkes Bay Conquers The Rangitoto Swim!

Team Hawkes Bay is lead by one of this seasons Swimfluencers Amy Rennall. The crew of swim buddies even boasts a mother daughter duo taking part together! Here is their story of conquering the mighty Rangitoto Swim. After being away from swimming for a while I didn’t realise how big this beast had grown. It […]

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Anna Jamieson – This year’s challenge is ocean swimming!

Taupo Half Marathon Photo Credit: Anna Jamieson – “This year’s challenge is ocean swimming!” Anna Jamieson is tackling 7 Ocean Swims this season after tackling a medical condition during covid lockdowns. You can read her story about not giving up and taking on new challenges below- We can’t wait to see you out there smashing […]

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The Leigh Swimmers

The Leigh Swimmers are an amazing group of people who love to get out in the ocean together multiple times a week. Lead by the FANTASTIC Kaye Mueller here are some stories about their journey to take part in the Beach To Bay event. If you are ever up that way get in touch and […]

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