Workout Nutrition

WHEN you eat can be as important as WHAT you eat regarding workout nutrition. There is an endless range of supplements and wonder-foods available, many promising a great return if you simply purchase their product. Well, there are some supplements that could help with workouts and recovery, but they are just that – supplements to […]

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Swim Tips – Looking after goggles

Provided by oceanswims.com Every time we sell a pair of goggles in person, we lecture the buyer… well, most of the time…  on looking after those goggles. Maybe we should include a printed sheet with every pair. It’s not just a matter of keeping them clean. There’s also a need to keep them in good […]

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Inspiring Stories

More than 1000 athletes are counting down to the State Capital Classic which will be held in Wellington this Sunday. It is the third event in the six swim series which has reported a record number of 6,500 series registrations this season. Many of them have remarkable stories to tell.

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Entering and Exiting the Water

The beginning and end of any open water swim can be the areas where valuable time and maybe even energy is lost. Whether you are a regular in the water, or just starting out, the tips below will help to ensure you’re well prepared and that the start and finish of any event is much […]

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How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can be both troublesome and rewarding. Many people make them, but few make a real commitment to them. Make sure you spend some time pondering exactly what you hope to achieve in the year ahead and how you plan to do it. Here are some top tips to help you along the […]

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The benefits of wearing a swimming specific wetsuit

Unlike those used for diving or surfing, swimming specific wetsuits are made for the express purpose of surface swimming in open water. They were originally introduced to maintain warmth when swimming in colder open water swims. These days the primary focus of swimming specific wetsuits designs is to also provide additional buoyancy, allow unrestricted arm […]

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From wheelchair to wetsuit

29 year old Christchurch teacher, Ryan Pearce has gone from a wheelchair to a wetsuit and credits his goal to take part in the State Harbour Crossing on 2 December as a key ingredient in his recuperation.

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State Harbour Crossing Winner Disqualified

Australian swimmer Trent Grimsey has been stripped of his State Harbour Crossing title.

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Top Field for Iconic Auckland Race

Two of the world’s leading open water swimmers Australian Ky Hurst and South African Troy Prinsloo, have confirmed they’ll be swimming the State Harbour Crossing, on Sunday week.

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Gold Medallist to Kick Across Auckland Harbour

This year’s State Harbour Crossing will see Commonwealth Games gold medalist Moss Burmester take on a challenge with his family to raise awareness and money for a charity that is very close to his heart.

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