Category Archives for Open water Swimming

Open Water Swimming Tips and Techniques: Stroke Mechanics for rough water swimming

Achieve your own goals at one of the three remaining State NZ Ocean Swim Series events this summer. Enter today!

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Top 5 tips for a successful open water swim

1. Complete some of your training swims in the ocean in varying conditions, event day won’t always be calm and beautiful. Never swim alone and wear high visible cap and if possible have a kayaker with you. Build your confidence before you arrive at the event, practice crowded swims with a few friends, swim close […]

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Why swimming can take you to a whole new place…

Hi, August 2008, at age 59, I was prescribed pills for cholesterol and was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic.

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Get the Best from Your Ocean Swim

Dipping your toe in the ocean for a swim is a very different prospect to jumping into a nice heated indoor swimming pool and presents a new range of considerations that you should be aware of. The tips below will help you to be prepared for whatever the elements might throw at you and ensure […]

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Entering and Exiting the Water

The beginning and end of any open water swim can be the areas where valuable time and maybe even energy is lost. Whether you are a regular in the water, or just starting out, the tips below will help to ensure you’re well prepared and that the start and finish of any event is much […]

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The State Ocean Paihia Classic 3.3km swim was my first ocean swim

I enjoyed swimming at school but that was forty years ago. When my friend first suggested we give some of the State Ocean swims a go I was quite apprehensive. I guess it’s a male thing but we didn’t even consider the shorter distances – It was “going long” or drown in the attempt!

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Trent Grimsey proved too classy in the State Paihia Classic

The 24-year-old Queenslander has blitzed the field in the 3.3km journey from Russell to Paihia, winning in a time of 40:34.

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Nutrition for a hard days work or a distance swim

Good nutrition is integral for optimal performance, whether your event is a hard days work or a 2.8km ocean swim. Nutrition is interlinked with performance as it provides the fuel, fluid and nutrients you require when training for the Harbour Crossing, but nutrition practices on the day of the crossing are just as important to […]

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Working with a coach to improve your open water swimming

Working with a coach is a great way to fast track the learning process especially as you prepare to get out in the open water.

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