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Laura Quilter

Eyad: Competitive swimmer, instructor, refugee.

Imagine being able to say that you have lived in three different countries, been coached by 15 different people and worked voluntarily just to...

The Benefits of Training Accessories for Swimming: PT 1 Pull Buoys...

Have you ever watched a top swimmer walk into a swimming pool with a bright coloured mesh bag in hand and wondered why they...

Smiling Swimmers

A guide on getting back in to swimming lessons after the holidays With school starting back for Term 1, many children will also be jumping...

Imagination, Fun and Engagement: Baby and Toddler Learn to Swim

Developing confidence, learning new skills and being safe in the water. These are just some of the reasons our very own baby and toddler...

Multi-talented teachers take national titles!

When they’re not poolside teaching the life skill of swimming, a number of our talented instructors are competing against the best in New Zealand. At...

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...

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What’s Your Child’s Biggest Challenge Right Now In Their Sport?

Sam is 15, a competitive swimmer. She loves her sport but despite all her hard work in the pool, she’s struggling to get better. I...

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...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

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...

Eyad: Competitive swimmer, instructor, refugee.

Imagine being able to say that you have lived in three different countries, been coached by 15 different people and worked voluntarily just to...

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