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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Ocean Swimming Drills in Pool – Part 2

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian While many of us head to the pool in the colder seasons, it’s still important to keep up those ocean swimming skills. One of the ocean swimming skills that can be practiced easily in the pool is sighting. Check out the video below […]

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Ocean Swimming Drills in Pool – Part 2

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian While many of us head to the pool in the colder seasons, it’s still important to keep up those ocean swimming skills. One of the ocean swimming skills that can be practiced easily in the pool is dolphin diving. Check out the video […]

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Ocean Swimming Drills in Pool – Part 1

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian While many of us head to the pool in the colder seasons, it’s still important to keep up those ocean swimming skills. One of the ocean swimming skills that can be practiced easily in the pool is dolphin diving. Check out the video […]

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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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Effective Swim Training

by Andrew Mackay The King of the Bays is the final race of the Series and for those that have pushed themselves through the season I’d recommend taking some time after this event to pull back on the swimming and offer the body an opportunity to recover, as well as providing a mental break from […]

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Mobility to Make You More Efficient in the Water

by Carl O’Donnell: Former New Zealand Swimming Champion and 2012 London Olympian One of the best ways to improve your swimming and overall wellbeing in the long term is to become more mobile. Changing and improving technique is good of course, however you need to be flexible enough to make these changes. Being mobile helps […]

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Everyday Swimmers Update

Time for an update from our 2018 Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series Everyday Swimmers! The “Everyday Swimmers” are regular New Zealanders who have never done a NZ Ocean Swim Series event before. We have been sharing their journey of preparing for the event with you, right up until event day. If you haven’t met […]

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The Zen of Swimming – Eating and drinking right to perform your best

Jon started doing ocean races about 15 years ago, including all the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. As a swimmer without a previous competitive background he has had to work on ways of becoming more efficient and smart with training and racing. He wrote the ebook “The Zen of Swimming” to look at how to […]

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