Lauren Boyle Interview Part 2

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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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Exclusive interview with Olympic Swimmer Lauren Boyle

For anyone who has followed her career to date you will know it has not been an easy road, yet Lauren was able to win three medals at the recent FINA World Championships. Recently State Ocean Swim Series Event Director Scott Rice was able to spend some time with Lauren to explore what makes her […]

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National Champion Assists Youngest Competitor

The youngest registered swimmer at the State King of the Bays event on Saturday was Florentine Bus from Auckland who has only just turned six. She took part in the State Oceankids 200m swim.

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3 Swim Drills to Improve Your Technique this Winter

Winter is a very important time for making improvements to your swimming performance. A great way to keep motivated is to find a few training partners and work on your form this off-season.

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Hurst and Gorman Triumph

Australians Ky Hurst and Melissa Gorman have secured the biggest ever cash prize in New Zealand swimming history, after winning the State King of the Bays ocean swim race on Auckland’s North Shore on Saturday.

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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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TV Reporter Takes to the Start Line

Nadine Chalmers-Ross, TVNZ Business reporter will be one of the 1600 swimmers taking the plunge at the State King of the Bays this weekend. She is really looking forward to challenging herself with the 2.8km distance, which will be the longest distance she has ever swam, and whilst swimming has not always been her ‘thing’ […]

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Ocean Swimming Navigation Tips

Great ocean swimmers either have, or they develop, a high navigational IQ. Navigational IQ refers to the ability for a swimmer to swim the fastest course in an ocean race. But, the fastest course may not always be the straightest course, depending on the currents, waves and surface chop.

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10th Anniversary for Iconic Swim Event

When five of the 1600 ocean swimmers throw themselves into the water off Milford Beach on Auckland’s North Shore on Saturday morning in the 10th State King of the Bays Ocean Swim, they’ll know they are part of history.

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