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Cold water training

Your comfort zone is a lovely, relaxing place to hang out (hence the name) but not much growth tends to happen there. Sometimes the key to success lies in the very thing you’re trying to avoid. By mastering the ability to train your mind to go the extra distance – even to withstand very cold […]

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How to become a better swimmer when you can’t go swimming

Brave souls are taking to the chilly ocean as swimming resumes around the country, but if your local pool is not yet open, don’t worry, we have found some fantastic tips from leading UK swimmer, coach and instructor Salim Ahmed. Salim’s advice is formulated around four key elements – endurance, core strength, flexibility & mobility […]

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Unlocking the secret to ‘better you’ with swimming

As the speedometer of life continues to roar ahead, the yearning for an ‘escape hatch’ to whisk us away from the pressures of Boardroom and home life becomes even more important for our mental, emotional and intellectual health. Stress can impact your health, happiness, and mood, with serious side effects, like high blood pressure, heart […]

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Tips for exiting your swim through surf

An ocean swim that finishes in the surf can provide you with a great opportunity to get ahead of your competitors and save some energy if you know the best ways to use it to your advantage. The tips below will help you learn that surf can be your friend when it comes to getting […]

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New Year, New goals…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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Top 10 ocean swimming tips for your holidays!

The holidays are a great time to get out and enjoy the many spectacular beaches we have on offer in New Zealand and a refreshing swim in the ocean can be just the thing to cool off on a warm day. We’ve got some great tips to help you be safe and get the most […]

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Training clinics

  Wellington Splash and Dash Series Freyberg Beach, Oriental Parade Distance options: 400m, 700m, 1300m, 2000m More info: www.splashanddash.co.nz   Ocean Swim Clinic with Evelyn Williamson Navigational skills including: sighting, maintaining a straight line, dealing with currents, rounding buoys, race starts and finishes, swimming in a pack amongst the chaos and remaining calm, specific course […]

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Improve Mental Health with Swimming

by Char Jackson (nee Young) Just like our physical health, we also need to look after our mental health. Like physical health problems, mental health problems are very common. In New Zealand, nearly half the population will meet the criteria for a mental illness diagnosis at some stage during their lives, and one in five […]

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