Authors Posts by Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter

Cultivating confidence through swimming

The benefits of learning to swim Swimming, it’s a skill for life. As New Zealanders, we are spoilt for choice with our aquatic landscape. From sandy...

AUT Millennium Swim School Feature: Gracie Deacon

Farewell to one of our fantastic grass roots teachers. I could see the passion dancing behind Gracie’s eyes as I sat down to chat about...

Practical steps to improving workplace happiness and productivity.

Have you bagged yourself a swell 9-5 which covers the bills and a visit to a quaint new coffee spot, but leaves you emotionally...

Considering trying the October Choice Challenge? Meet a few of the...

A blend of ages, professionals, athletes and students, see what challenge each of the team has chosen for October… Drum roll please... Vanda: Accounts Payable and...

October Choice Challenge!

This is NOT a month to ‘GIVE UP’. It is a month to CHANGE and CHALLENGE. It is specific to YOU. So here’s the challenge… “For the month...

Age no barrier for Penny Slack

Have you ever noticed that older person round the gym, at the pool, in your fitness classes? They tend to shuffle about the place, systematically...

What to expect: Learning to swim as an Adult

Learning to swim as an adult can be a daunting decision. If you have chosen to click the link and read this blog, I’ll have...

Artistic Athletes: create art through your sport

As a swimmer, I’ve been schooled about the importance of ‘rest and recovery’ for years. It has fallen on persistently deaf ears until recently. A year...

Why learning to swim as an adult could benefit your life

Learning to swim is a quintessential part of being a Kiwi. We are surrounded by water. Enjoying our beaches, lakes and waterways safely means being...

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How to Stop Your Emotions Affecting Your Game

Does your game crumble under high pressure? Are you hard on yourself when you make a mistake? Are you quick to blame others when...

The Right Way to Achieve your Goals

Knowledge is power, right? Unfortunately, knowledge is only power when you know how to apply it. Because access to knowledge is easier than ever before...

Bone Growth and What Every Young Athlete Needs to Know to...

The benefits of participating in sport and physical activity are well known: you learn about team work and communication, how to commit to something...

EP 15 – Ian McKeown, PhD – Coaching Essentials, Movement Development,...

Originally from a small town in Northern Ireland, my guest today now resides in sunny Adelaide, on the south coast of Australia. Dr Ian McKeown,...

3 Exercises for getting faster

Explosive athletes win games. Imagine the rugby player who tears through the gap to score a try in the last minute, or the footballer who...

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