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Jacob Garrod

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Jacob is the Assistant Swim School Manager and Private Swim Coach at AUT Millennium. Jacob has been with AUT Millennium since 2015 where he became a qualified learn-to-swim instructor. He now assists in managing the Swim School as well as working with learn-to-swim students, both adults and children. As well as competitive swimmers and open-water swimmers who are trying to refine their technique in 1-on-1 sessions. His background in swimming involves representing both his club at National events, as well as New Zealand at International events.

Why you should keep swimming over winter

As summer fades away and winter sports begin to take over, swimming lessons sometimes slip down the priority list. But here at the AUT Millennium Swim School,...

Staying Safe This Summer

It was great to see everyone floating together, students and teachers alike, during SwimSafer Week 2023. Everyone can continue to learn to be safer...

The Benefits of our Skills Clinics

Another block of AUT Millennium’s Skills Clinics is just around the corner. Spaces are filling up quickly. With summer approaching, we are excited to...

The value of Holiday Intensives

Another week of Holiday Intensives have now been and gone in April, and all we can say is WOW! The improvements we have seen...

Five reasons to keep swimming this winter

Winter has arrived and we all know what that means; colder and wetter days. Over the warmer months swimming is a common activity for...

Jacob’s Tips: Breathing position and timing

This month’s focus is on correct breathing position, as well as the correct timing of the breaths you take. This is extremely important across...

Dryland training for young swimmers

If your child is keen to take their swimming more seriously, dryland training is an inevitable part of a swimmer's routine. Jacob explains why...

Implementing a set programme into your swim sessions

Training sets and fitness goals are a great way to improve your current swimming ability. More often than not, I see people swimming lap...

Eating before swimming

When children eat before coming to swimming lessons, especially scoffing food as they run into the building, this can lead to unfortunate circumstances where...

Smart swimming

Learning to swim can be difficult at the best of times, however, we often see people making it harder for themselves! It is important that...

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Diving into a Passion: Sue’s Journey as a Swim School Teacher

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Weight training and cardio – together or separate?

Which should I do first - cardio or weights? Is doing cardio better than lifting weights for me? These are two questions I’ve found...

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