Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Shore – 2020 Event Report

HARCOURTS COOPER & CO SWIM THE SHORE – FOSSIE TAKES OVERALL WIN, AGAIN! The Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series officially launched the 2021 Series with a fantastic turn out of old hands and newcomers alike – gladly putting the trials we all endured this year firmly to bed. What a day! The sun […]

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Improve your Swimming – Dry Land Training Program with Stretch Cords

Guest Post by Andrew Mackay from Boost Coaching When we consider the prospect of the season ahead, whether you are a first timer or a seasoned athlete you want to achieve a good result. You can do specific swim training at the pool and in the ocean but there is always more you can do. […]

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Cold water training

Your comfort zone is a lovely, relaxing place to hang out (hence the name) but not much growth tends to happen there. Sometimes the key to success lies in the very thing you’re trying to avoid. By mastering the ability to train your mind to go the extra distance – even to withstand very cold […]

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How to become a better swimmer when you can’t go swimming

Brave souls are taking to the chilly ocean as swimming resumes around the country, but if your local pool is not yet open, don’t worry, we have found some fantastic tips from leading UK swimmer, coach and instructor Salim Ahmed. Salim’s advice is formulated around four key elements – endurance, core strength, flexibility & mobility […]

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Unlocking the secret to ‘better you’ with swimming

As the speedometer of life continues to roar ahead, the yearning for an ‘escape hatch’ to whisk us away from the pressures of Boardroom and home life becomes even more important for our mental, emotional and intellectual health. Stress can impact your health, happiness, and mood, with serious side effects, like high blood pressure, heart […]

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Tips for exiting your swim through surf

An ocean swim that finishes in the surf can provide you with a great opportunity to get ahead of your competitors and save some energy if you know the best ways to use it to your advantage. The tips below will help you learn that surf can be your friend when it comes to getting […]

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New Year, New goals…be your own super champion!

by Andrew Mackay The New Year provides a great point in a year to consider new beginnings and to consider what feelings and experiences you want in the next year. Whether your focus is business, sporting or family or areas in each, I think it important to firstly STOP, CHECK IN and REVIEW. This process […]

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Top 10 ocean swimming tips for your holidays!

The holidays are a great time to get out and enjoy the many spectacular beaches we have on offer in New Zealand and a refreshing swim in the ocean can be just the thing to cool off on a warm day. We’ve got some great tips to help you be safe and get the most […]

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