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Making allowance for tides

I did my first ocean swims last year and was surprised at the number of beginner and expert swimmers who didn’t seem to understand how the tides worked on the swims they were undertaking. As a professional mariner and scuba diver I have a close relationship with tidal flows and their effects. If you have […]

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Things to do in the week leading up to your swim

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian So you have entered the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and suddenly you have only one week left to prepare for your event. There are a few things I recommend you do, or do not do, in this last week to […]

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Eating for Success: Fail Proof Tips for Pre-Season Training

by Surf Life Saving World Champion, Laura Quilter *Honesty Disclosure! I’m not a qualified nutritionist or dietitian. My suggestions and ideas come from personal experience and observation of other athletes. Nutrition is complex, there are two sides to every idea / study / claim, and I would suggest seeking professional guidance for any major queries […]

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A Family Affair for Waiuku Youngsters

We love that with the four different distances on offer at our events, this gives the opportunity for family members of different ages and swimming abilities to all take part in an event together. At the King of the Bays event this season there were four siblings from the Peverley family that took part in […]

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Race Day Nutrition

by Surf Lifesaving World Champion Laura Quilter Racing is just around the corner and excitement is starting to build. As you wind up for an event, ensuring you fuel your body with the right foods can help you get the most out of the day. With swimming events, my preparation usually begins about three days […]

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5 Tips for Ocean Swim Beginners

by Surf Lifesaving World Champion Laura Quilter Entering an ocean swim event can be a daunting decision. Especially for people accustomed to lap swimming. The stark difference in visibility, turbulence and size can be intimidating. But these differences are what makes ocean swim events so exciting and gratifying. If you’re about to take the leap […]

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Busy Week in Open Water Swimming

A shout out to all swimmers in our community who conquered their challenges this past week. Read on to be inspired by some of these swimmer’s impressive results. Craig McKibbin: After seven days of swimming, through changing weather conditions, Craig completed an 85 kilometre lap of Lake Waikaremoana’s edge, towing a raft of his supplies. […]

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Swim Tip 8 – The Finer Points of Sighting

This Swim Tip has been created by the experts at Boast Coaching “Feel Relaxed, Set Up the day, Gain Confidence with Boost Coaching’s – Seven Secrets to Swimming Success” Learn More

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Form a Closer Bond with Others

by Surf Lifesaving World Champion Laura Quilter Ocean swimming is a powerful activity, one that ignites will-power and fortifies relationships. It does more than simply build fitness and improve strength. One way ocean swimming could benefit more than your physique is that it gives you the opportunity to form a closer bond with others. First […]

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Leave Stresses on the Shore

by Surf Lifesaving World Champion Laura Quilter Ocean swimming is a powerful activity, one that ignites will-power and fortifies relationships. It does more than simply build fitness and improve strength. One way ocean swimming could benefit more than your physique is that it’s a chance to leave stresses on the shore. Ocean swimming is an […]

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