Training clinics



Splash and Dash Series

Freyberg Beach, Oriental Parade

Distance options: 400m, 700m, 1300m, 2000m

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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 pointers for the Interislander Swim the Lighthouse ocean swim event, and much more!

Sunday 17th January 2021


Traction Fitness Sea Swim Clinics

World Champion Triathlete, Jenny Rose and National Surf Water polo and long-distance swimmer Anna Marshall, coach a sea swim clinic for swimmers of all abilities, covering the full range of open water skills. Get ready for the Capital Classic event this summer and build your confidence, improve your skills and fitness, connect with others in a safe and fun training environment and enjoy swimming in the sea!

Where: Freyberg Beach (back up Evans Bay)

When: 2020/21 Dates and times to be announced.

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RealSwim Race Series

Lyttleton – Corsair Bay and Naval Point Yacht Club

Dates: Wednesday Evenings – mid Nov 2020 through until late Feb 2021

Distance options: 500m, 1000m, 2000m

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Fit and Abel Open Water Fitness and Technique Series

This is a great series for triathletes and open water swimmers looking to focus on technique and fitness in the open water. Swim participants can expect to increase fitness, improve technique and learn more about open water swimming. Sessions are suitable for anyone aged 16 years or older looking to improve their open water swimming abilities. Participants should be able to comfortably swim a minimum of 1500M freestyle/front crawl in a pool.

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Distance Swimming Training Camp
Dates: 03 – 06 December 2020
Location: Lake Brunner, South Island, West Coast
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Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series

Takapuna Beach, Auckland

Dated and Times to be announced.

Distance options: 2000m, 1500m, 1000m & 500m

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Summer Swim Series

Kohimarama Beach, Auckland

Thursday Evenings – 29 Oct 2020 – 11 March 2021

Distance options: 2000m, 1500m, 1000m, 500m,

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Karen Markin – Ocean Swim Clinic

Karen has been involved with open water swimming for over 35 years and currently runs a small, highly successful swim school specialising in tailor-made tuition in pools and the ocean, and adult squads.

Karen aims to make her quality one-hour clinic relaxed and enjoyable. Whilst swimming in the company of likeminded people, you will have access to expert guidance and, under similar conditions to those on race day, an opportunity to learn and/or practice.

How to swim efficiently and effectively over long distances, navigational skills including: sighting, maintaining a straight line, dealing with currents, rounding buoys, starts and finishes, swimming in a pack, amongst the chaos and remaining calm.

Minimum Requirements: Participants must be over the age of 16, be able to swim 300m non-stop and tread water confidently.

The clinics in a group (number dependant) or  1 on 1 and are available on demand. Contact details: To book or to get more information please contact Karen on 09 402 5212 / 021 292 6768 or email



Shorebreak Aquatics – Open Water Skills Sessions

Beginner & Intermediate Programmes – Course Fee $150.00 – Limited to 15 spaces.

7 Weeks Thursdays 6pm 29 October – 10 December,

This is for swimmers who can comfortably swim 400m in the open water. All sessions will be lifeguarded by experienced Surf Lifesavers.

1st Session held at Shark Ally (Between Moturiki Island & Castle Rock)

Advanced Programme

Thursday Nights 6pm starting 29 October or Saturday Mornings 7am starting 31 October

Course Fee $220.00

Contact details: To book a clinic or to get more information please contact Sheryl on 027 288 1131 or email