TV Reporter Takes to the Start Line

Nadine Chalmers-Ross, TVNZ Business reporter will be one of the 1600 swimmers taking the plunge at the State King of the Bays this weekend. She is really looking forward to challenging herself with the 2.8km distance, which will be the longest distance she has ever swam, and whilst swimming has not always been her ‘thing’ […]

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Ocean Swimming Navigation Tips

Great ocean swimmers either have, or they develop, a high navigational IQ. Navigational IQ refers to the ability for a swimmer to swim the fastest course in an ocean race. But, the fastest course may not always be the straightest course, depending on the currents, waves and surface chop.

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10th Anniversary for Iconic Swim Event

When five of the 1600 ocean swimmers throw themselves into the water off Milford Beach on Auckland’s North Shore on Saturday morning in the 10th State King of the Bays Ocean Swim, they’ll know they are part of history.

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Interview with the First Female King of the Bays Winner – Rebecca Linton

Back in 2004 Rebecca Linton won the inaugural King of the Bays event and we are excited to be welcoming her along to this year’s 10th anniversary celebrations. We caught up with her for a quick chat to see what she remembers about that first event and what she has been up to in the […]

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King of the Bays – The Story (Part 2)

I was always keen to get my first event on TV. ‘Start how you mean to continue’ was my motto during this development phase. I wanted to have the highest profile swim in NZ and TV would help put it on the map from year one.

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Tips for Swimming in Different Conditions

When it comes to ocean swimming you are open to the elements and it can be quite a new challenge to face if you’ve only been used to pool swimming or even just fair weather open water swims. The tips below will help you to understand the impact of rougher conditions on your swimming and […]

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Olympian Takes the Plunge

Olympic bronze medalist Juliette Haigh was one of the swimmers who took part in last weekend’s hugely successful State Sand to Surf in Mount Maunganui. Juliette took part in the 2.6km distance with her usual enthusiasm and passion finishing in a time of 47 minutes and 16 seconds.

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Australian Olympians Show Their Class

Australia’s Olympians in open water swimming from London 2012 have triumphed at the State Sand To Surf in Mount Maunganui, round five of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

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King of the Bays – The Story (Part 1)

It all started with a knack for organising and a love of swimming back in 2003. In my early twenties I used to organise parties for my friends, quite big ones in fact. These parties taught me a lot about what makes a successful event. The venue, music, drink prices and good food were the […]

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Olympian Lauren Boyle on Blind Date with Dairy Farmer

Lauren Boyle and a chuffed Waikato Dairy farmer had a blind date on Sunday on Takapuna Beach all in the name of raising funds for Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ).

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