Category Archives for Event day

Pacing your Swim

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian Many swimmers finish an open water swim and feel they could’ve swum it differently. If you reserve yourself too much you might finish with energy left in the tank, but going all out from the start risks burning out too soon. Pacing your […]

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Goggle Hacks for Open Water

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian Any swimmer will know the frustration of having goggle troubles in the middle of a swim. Blinding sunstrike or a bad case of fog can really take away from the enjoyment of open water swimming. I have several goggle hacks that can remedy […]

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State Harbour Crossing TV Broadcast Times

See Footage from our Harbour Crossing on SKY TV and Prime.  

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Feed the engine before the big day

  You should consume a carbohydrate rich meal between 8 and 10am; at least 1g of carbs per kg body weight, of foods that you are familiar with. A liquid meal may sit better for the nervy, a smoothie is a good option – base it around fruit, oats, yoghurt or even low fat ice […]

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How to prepare the week before your State NZ Ocean Swim event

Whether you are entering your first swim event or have been doing it for years, the week leading to the event can be one of the most important. Few of us have the luxury of committing to a week of relaxation and massage before an event, more likely we’ll have a busy week at work, […]

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