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blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame: Ross Wingate

Ross Wingate (pictured above at the Capital Classic event) is participating in his seventh Ocean Swim Series this year, four of which, he has completed the full season of six swims. Age: 54 First event: 2008 Harbour Crossing Favourite event: Bay of Islands Classic Why we love him:  He loves the challenge and trains hard through the year.  And all […]

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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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