The benefits of wearing a swimming specific wetsuit

Unlike those used for diving or surfing, swimming specific wetsuits are made for the express purpose of surface swimming in open water. They were originally introduced to maintain warmth when swimming in colder open water swims. These days the primary focus of swimming specific wetsuits designs is to also provide additional buoyancy, allow unrestricted arm […]

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From wheelchair to wetsuit

29 year old Christchurch teacher, Ryan Pearce has gone from a wheelchair to a wetsuit and credits his goal to take part in the State Harbour Crossing on 2 December as a key ingredient in his recuperation.

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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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Top Field for Iconic Auckland Race

Two of the world’s leading open water swimmers Australian Ky Hurst and South African Troy Prinsloo, have confirmed they’ll be swimming the State Harbour Crossing, on Sunday week.

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Gold Medallist to Kick Across Auckland Harbour

This year’s State Harbour Crossing will see Commonwealth Games gold medalist Moss Burmester take on a challenge with his family to raise awareness and money for a charity that is very close to his heart.

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Fogged up goggles are your enemy

When it comes to swimming in the open water sighting is one of the most important things you can learn to ensure that you keep on course. This will save you time and energy by preventing you from covering excess distance.

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The State Ocean Paihia Classic 3.3km swim was my first ocean swim

I enjoyed swimming at school but that was forty years ago. When my friend first suggested we give some of the State Ocean swims a go I was quite apprehensive. I guess it’s a male thing but we didn’t even consider the shorter distances – It was “going long” or drown in the attempt!

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Trent Grimsey proved too classy in the State Paihia Classic

The 24-year-old Queenslander has blitzed the field in the 3.3km journey from Russell to Paihia, winning in a time of 40:34.

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Nutrition for a hard days work or a distance swim

Good nutrition is integral for optimal performance, whether your event is a hard days work or a 2.8km ocean swim. Nutrition is interlinked with performance as it provides the fuel, fluid and nutrients you require when training for the Harbour Crossing, but nutrition practices on the day of the crossing are just as important to […]

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Poster girl gearing up for biggest challenge yet

Not content with having just done a 40km swim across Lake Taupo (13 hours non-stop), Rotorua 59 year old Pam Dickson is gearing up for the 2012 State NZ Ocean Swim Series.

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