Tips for Swimming in Different Conditions

When it comes to ocean swimming you are open to the elements and it can be quite a new challenge to face if you’ve only been used to pool swimming or even just fair weather open water swims. The tips below will help you to understand the impact of rougher conditions on your swimming and […]

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Olympian Takes the Plunge

Olympic bronze medalist Juliette Haigh was one of the swimmers who took part in last weekend’s hugely successful State Sand to Surf in Mount Maunganui. Juliette took part in the 2.6km distance with her usual enthusiasm and passion finishing in a time of 47 minutes and 16 seconds.

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Australian Olympians Show Their Class

Australia’s Olympians in open water swimming from London 2012 have triumphed at the State Sand To Surf in Mount Maunganui, round five of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

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King of the Bays – The Story (Part 1)

It all started with a knack for organising and a love of swimming back in 2003. In my early twenties I used to organise parties for my friends, quite big ones in fact. These parties taught me a lot about what makes a successful event. The venue, music, drink prices and good food were the […]

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Olympian Lauren Boyle on Blind Date with Dairy Farmer

Lauren Boyle and a chuffed Waikato Dairy farmer had a blind date on Sunday on Takapuna Beach all in the name of raising funds for Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ).

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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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The Closest Race Yet

Rotorua swimmer Kane Radford has prevailed in a thrilling State La Grande Swim, the fourth round of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

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Youngest But by no Means Least

The countdown is on for this weekend’s State La Grande swim in Akaroa with 850 swimmers expected to take the plunge this Saturday 23 February. The youngest registered swimmer is a Christchurch 7 year old who is not phased to be named as the youngest – she is the youngest of four so is well […]

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Optimise your off-season swimming training

With fluctuations in water temperature, surface chop and currents open water swimming can sometimes feel like an entirely different sport to pool swimming, therefore requiring a different skill set than pool swimming. However, even the best open water swimmers in the world do much of their training in a pool. Pools offer objective feedback, interval […]

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The Hector’s Dolphins

Akaroa Harbour is well known for playing host to the beautiful Hector’s dolphins. They are among the world’s smallest marine dolphins and extensive conservation work is being carried out to protect these fantastic creatures, which are found only in the inshore waters of New Zealand.

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