Category Archives for Age group swimmer

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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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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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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The State Ocean Paihia Classic 3.3km swim was my first ocean swim

I enjoyed swimming at school but that was forty years ago. When my friend first suggested we give some of the State Ocean swims a go I was quite apprehensive. I guess it’s a male thing but we didn’t even consider the shorter distances – It was “going long” or drown in the attempt!

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