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

Sunday 13 January, 9am

Former NZ International Triathlete and Olympian, Evelyn Williamson will share her experience with you in a friendly format. Evelyn will offer you advice on many aspects of your training and racing, of if you are a beginner, she will offer you a starting point on how to maximise your enjoyment of the Ocean Swim Series and how to swim efficiently and effectively over long distances.

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 Capital Classic ocean swim event, and much more! www. 


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: 2019 Dates and times to be announced soon.

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Port Nelson Summer Sea Swim Series

Nelson Yacht Club, 6pm every Thursday until March 7.

An average field of 150 swimmers, in either a short swim (max distance about 600m) or a longer swim (up to 1500m with wave starts). Information, registration at

(Note that entrants in The Interislander Big Tahuna can swim free on Thursday February 28 – register for one swim online and mention your Big Tahuna participation on race night)

Clements Endurance Series

Four swims of between 2km and 3.8km on Sundays spread through the season, leading to The Interislander Big Tahuna on March 2. Information, registration at

Casual ocean swimming in Nelson.

Join other swimmers in frequent training and recreation sessions – see

Pool training in Nelson

Join other swimmers at Riverside Pool, Nelson, 6am Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – normal pool admission. Join one of three lanes sorted in levels of ability

Swim Saturdays at Riverside Pool, admission $8 (cash only). Two coaches in attendance, pool closed to the public, entry at 6.45am doors close at 7am, swimming until 8.30am.


KPMG RealSwim Race Series

Lyttleton – Corsair Bay and Naval Point Yacht Club

Wednesday Evenings – 21 Nov-12 Dec and 16 Jan-27 Feb

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.

Lake Rua – Monday Nights at 6.30pm

Corsair Bay – Tuesday Nights at 6.30pm

Corsair Bay – Thursday Mornings at 6.00am

Naval Point – Thursday Nights at 6.30pm

Waltham Pool – Friday Mornings 6.00am

Waltham Pool – Friday Mornings 9.30am

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Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series

Takapuna Beach, Auckland

Tuesday Evenings – 30 Oct 2018 – 5 March 2019

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

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G.J. Gardner. Homes Orewa Beach Series

Orewa Beach, North Auckland

Thursday Evenings – 8 Nov 2018 – 28 Feb 2019

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

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Summer Swim Series

Kohimarama Beach, Auckland

Thursday Evenings – 1 Nov 2018 – 7 March 2019

Distance options: 2000m, 1500m, 1000m, 500m, 250m

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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 the 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 the Bay of Islands Classic 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.

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

Throughout each summer Shorebreak Aquatics, in association with Team Shorebreak Inc (Aquatic Sports and Triathlon Club), offer a comprehensive programme of open water skills sessions. The programme is structured and progressive and covers all aspects of open water swimming. All sessions are coached and patrolled by lifeguards. Participants must be able to swim 300m non-stop and tread water confidently to participate in the clinics.

The clinics are suitable for anyone and everyone wanting to improve on water entry + exit techniques incl. wading and duck diving, direction finding, coping with the surf.

Where: Pilot Bay (the grassed area nearest to Salisbury Wharf)

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


Mt Maunganui – Team Shorebreak Swim Series

Pilot Bay, Mt Maunganui

Distance options:  750m, 1500m and 300m option for children 12yrs and under

More info at or contact Sheryl on 027 288 1131 or email