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Laura Quilter

Safe, Confident & Happy: Why Swimming during Winter is Important

Winter has officially arrived in Auckland. As we head into June, sunny evenings are replaced with frosty mornings and the temperature has started to...

World Masters Games 2017 Wrap Up

What a month for AUT Millennium! April has been a whirlwind of action for the facility as the National Aquatic Centre, Sports Hall and Athletics...

Building Connection and Improving Confidence.

There are almost 3,000 Swim Schoolers at AUT Millennium. From three month old babies to teenagers and adults, every class is dedicated to teaching the...

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. The fear of judgment, a negative prior experience, and apprehension can ripple through your...

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It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

Youth Sport: How Much Is Too Much?

How do you know how much sport is too much? How do you know that all the training you’re doing isn’t doing more harm than...

Simplified Nutrition: Tips to Optimise Your Diet

“The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation”. You see it in the maths classroom – first addition, then multiplication,...

5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

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