Category Archives for Inspiring Stories

blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame: Derek Eaton

Derek Eaton is one of our golden guys.  He’s completed four full seasons of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and doesn’t show any signs of stopping soon. Age: 73 First event: 2009 Corsair Classic (now known as La Grande Swim) Favourite event: Bay of Islands Classic Why we love him:  He’s won his age […]

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blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame: Kate Wills

The lovely Kate Wills has completed all six swims in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series a whopping four times!  And for that, we think she deserves a special mention in our first edition of the blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame. Here’s a little bit about this golden girl… Age: 53 Location: Taupo […]

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International Swim Feature: Swim Hellespont

As with our very own Harbour Crossing in Auckland, we think it’s pretty incredible just to cross from one side of the harbour to the other. So imagine swimming from one continent to another! Well that’s exactly what this group of kiwis did when they took on Swim Hellespont, which traverses the Turkish border of […]

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Rise and Swim – Welcome to the Grind

Inspired? Time to get involved. Enter an Event

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Meet the long lost cousin of Rosie the Labrador

Meet the long lost cousin of Rosie the Labrador Not signed up to an event? Now is as good a time as any! Enter an Event

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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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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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