Category Archives for Swimming

blueseventy Golden Goggles Hall of Fame: Ross Wingate

Ross Wingate (pictured above at the Capital Classic event) is participating in his seventh Ocean Swim Series this year, four of which, he has completed the full season of six swims. Age: 54 First event: 2008 Harbour Crossing Favourite event: Bay of Islands Classic Why we love him:  He loves the challenge and trains hard through the year.  And all […]

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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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Getting back into training after a lazy winter?

If you have taken a bit of time off over the winter and were just starting to consider getting back into a routine for your swimming then one thing that I find to be really helpful as you return to the water is getting back a good ‘feel for the water’. How can you achieve […]

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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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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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State Harbour Crossing Winner Disqualified

Australian swimmer Trent Grimsey has been stripped of his State Harbour Crossing title.

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