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Jetstar Elite Swimmer Blog – Part 1

          Jetstar Elite Swimmer – Michael Sheil will be writing seven blogs this season to inform, entertain and inspire you including tips and advice on swimming, travel, race tactics, nutrition and more.   As the dawn of the new season of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series fast approaches, feelings of […]

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The Importance of Sleep

  Sleep – the often forgotten factor during training With it getting closer to race day, don’t neglect one vital training tool: sleep. Sleep is especially crucial for athletes but something that is often overlooked. Everyone knows that sleep is important but when it comes to competing and optimal performance, getting enough sleep is a […]

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Eliminating Drag with Streamline

Cutting through water fast, using streamline The first concept of eliminating drag is called streamline and it centres around length. The leading edge of you (ie. your front arm) is where drag is first created or eliminated. Where, how firm, how long, and the placement of where you reach all combine to help stretch your […]

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Want to swim faster?

  Swimming fast primarily relies on drag elimination and therefore shapes. Streamline – Make certain to reach as far forward as possible so that your arm fully straightens, plus aim to pause for a split-second before trying to find pressure under your hand. This allows you to direct any energy used forward to cut through […]

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4 Winter Swimming Tips

We know there is always a hardy bunch around the country who will make the sea their training ground whether it is Summer or Winter. For us less hardy souls the confines of the pool and sight of the black line below us is a more common occurrence for our training, so here are some […]

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State King of the Bays TV Schedule

Re-live Saturday’s action at Auckland’s State King of the Bays – the grand finale of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series! TV Schedule: Date Time TV Channel Thurs 23rd Apr 8.30pm SKY Sport 4 Fri 24th Apr 3.00am SKY Sport 1 Fri 24th Apr 7.00am SKY Sport 4 Fri 24th Apr 3.30pm SKY Sport 2 Sat […]

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Swimmer Spotlight: Mike Cochrane

It’s fair to say that we get a fair few loyal swimmers who come back year after year…we endearingly call them the ‘hardcores’ and you will have seen some of them get a special mention in our blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame articles.  However sometimes people go way beyond what many of us may […]

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State Sand to Surf TV Schedule

Re-live Saturday’s action at Mt Maunganui’s State Sand to Surf with the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series on TV! Make sure you don’t miss out by catching one of these shows: Date Time TV Channel Thurs 26th Mar 8.00pm SKY Sport 1 Thurs 26th Mar 9.30pm SKY Sport 4 Fri 27th Mar 3.00am SKY Sport 2 […]

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La Grande Swim TV Schedule

Re-live Sunday’s action at Akaroa’s State La Grande Swim with the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series on TV! Make sure you don’t miss out by catching one of these shows: Date Time TV Channel Thurs 19th Feb 8.30pm SKY Sport 1 Thurs 19th Feb 10.30pm SKY Sport 2 Fri 20th Feb 4:00am SKY Sport 1 […]

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