From the Pool to the Open Water – Part II

I am often asked by swimmers about taking their first strokes out of the pool and into the open water and here are a few things to consider around the open water environment, the equipment and the swim stroke. In Part I we covered the Environment and Swimming Equipment and today we are going to […]

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blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame: Cynthia Borne

Cynthia has completed the full season of six swims a whopping eight times – what a hero!  And if that wasn’t enough to make your jaw drop, she’s currently competing in her eleventh season!  Crikey! Age: 52 First event: 2004 Harbour Crossing (the very first one) She still remembers the T-shirt and carton of milk she won from […]

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Harbour Crossing TV Schedule

Re-live Sunday’s action at Auckland’s State Harbour Crossing 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 11th Dec 8.00 pm SKY Sport 2 Thurs 11th Dec 10.00 pm SKY Sport 3 Fri 12th Dec 3.30 am […]

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From the Pool to the Open Water – Part I

I am often asked by swimmers about taking their first strokes into the open water after spending most of their swimming at the pool.  Here are a few things to consider around the open water environment, the equipment. In Part II of  this newsletter we’ll cover some tips around swimming technique as you go from […]

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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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Bay of Islands Classic TV Schedule

Re-live last weekend’s action in the Bay of Islands 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 27/11/2014 20:00 SKY Sport 2 Fri 28/11/2014 07:00 SKY Sport 4 Fri 28/11/2014 17:00 SKY Sport 1 Sat 29/11/2014 11:00 […]

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Weekly Swim Series

Christchurch – Sport Canterbury Ocean Swim Series Event Webpage: www.sportcanterbury.org.nz/new-zealand/ocean-swim-series Where: Corsair Bay When: Wednesdays, 26 Nov – 17 Dec 2014 Options: 500m, 1000m and 2000m swim distances to choose from.   Wellington – Splash and Dash Series Event Webpage: www.splashanddash.co.nz Where: Freyberg Beach, Oriental Bay When: Wednesdays, 26 Nov 2014 –  25 March 2015 Options: 150m, 400m, […]

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blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame: Derek Eaton

Derek Eaton is one of our golden guys.  He’s completed four full seasons of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and doesn’t show any signs of stopping soon. Age: 73 First event: 2009 Corsair Classic (now known as La Grande Swim) Favourite event: Bay of Islands Classic Why we love him:  He’s won his age […]

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Head Position for Breathing

In our last newsletter we discussed the body rotation and the increase in reach you create by using the combination of the hips and shoulders to enhance this position in your stroke. As you continue to master the body rotation you want to use it to assist your head position when you breathe. “The head […]

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blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame: Kate Wills

The lovely Kate Wills has completed all six swims in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series a whopping four times!  And for that, we think she deserves a special mention in our first edition of the blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame. Here’s a little bit about this golden girl… Age: 53 Location: Taupo […]

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