Conquering Self Doubt

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian Whether an Olympian or a beginner, we all go through periods of self doubt. Can I make the distance? Can I beat my rival? This happens because we don’t know what the outcome of an event is going to be, and that worries […]

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The Zen of Swimming – Swimming in rough or cold oceans on race day

Jon started doing ocean races about 15 years ago, including all the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. As a swimmer without a previous competitive background he has had to work on ways of becoming more efficient and smart with training and racing. He wrote the ebook “The Zen of Swimming” to look at how to […]

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Wetsuit vs. Non-Wetsuit Swimming

by Andrew Mackay While wetsuits are not essential, the majority of swimmers do use them as they do provide a huge benefit by providing buoyancy in the water. Swimming specific wetsuits are quite different to surf wetsuits so if you are going to use one, but don’t own one, I would sooner hire a swimming […]

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Energy Saving Technique Tips

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian Optimising your technique to save energy when swimming is going to help you swim longer and faster. This is a massive advantage when swimming longer distances in the open water. Check out these energy saving technique tips from SWIM360.         […]

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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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Keeping it fun

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian It’s easy to get stuck in a boring training routine that leaves you lacking motivation by the end of the season. Sometimes we all need to step back and remember why we’re doing this. It’s meant to be fun! Changing it up in […]

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Dryland workout you can do at home

by Andrew Mackay The aim of creating this was to put together a basic plan that could assist someone wanting to improve their swimming that didn’t have access to a gym to complete this. These sessions could be lengthened by completing more sets or reps but a guideline is provided on the video. The goal […]

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Arm Recovery and its effect on body position

by Andrew Mackay The arm recovery technique you use can significantly influence the body position in the water. Having coached a large number of adults most struggle to clearly identify what they are doing during the arm recovery as their perception of the arm movement is often quite different than the reality. If you are […]

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Making allowance for tides

I did my first ocean swims last year and was surprised at the number of beginner and expert swimmers who didn’t seem to understand how the tides worked on the swims they were undertaking. As a professional mariner and scuba diver I have a close relationship with tidal flows and their effects. If you have […]

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Things to do in the week leading up to your swim

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian So you have entered the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and suddenly you have only one week left to prepare for your event. There are a few things I recommend you do, or do not do, in this last week to […]

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