Freestyle Swimming Body Position Comparison

Ever wondered how much advantage a wetsuit offers? In this video Ironman athlete Scott Neyedi explores the benefit of using a blueseventy Helix wetsuit versus a swimskin and finally togs! This four view video provides an interesting insight in the effect that the various fabrics improve or hinder your natural swimming style. Need a new […]

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Rise and Swim – Welcome to the Grind

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To Load or not to Load?

A few people have written to ask me whether they should be carbohydrate loading before their ocean swimming event, and it is always a hot topic in endurance sports. This article will look at the basics of carbohydrate loading and whether it is relevant for the State Ocean Swim Series. Carbohydrate loading is the practice […]

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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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Meeting Lauren Boyle – Episode 3 of 4

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

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State Harbour Crossing TV Broadcast Times

See Footage from our Harbour Crossing on SKY TV and Prime.  

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Feed the engine before the big day

  You should consume a carbohydrate rich meal between 8 and 10am; at least 1g of carbs per kg body weight, of foods that you are familiar with. A liquid meal may sit better for the nervy, a smoothie is a good option – base it around fruit, oats, yoghurt or even low fat ice […]

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Meet the long lost cousin of Rosie the Labrador

Meet the long lost cousin of Rosie the Labrador Not signed up to an event? Now is as good a time as any! Enter an Event

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Rick’s tips for getting back in the ocean –brought to you by blueseventy

Open water swimming is a great way to get a long aerobic swim under your belt, it breaks the boredom of going up and down the pool. Your open water swimming techniques can vary from swimming in the pool so this is a great way to practice. Pool swimming can be a bit more finesse […]

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King Carbo – The importance of Nutrition for all swimmers

The most important fuel for you is carbohydrates. These are what your muscles can burn most efficiently, and provide the majority of energy during endurance exercise. This is what you need to know about carbohydrates: • Humans can absorbed up to 90g of carbohydrate per hour during exercise, if the right ratio of carbohydrate is […]

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