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Jacob Garrod

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Jacob Garrod works for AUT Millennium Swim School and the Schools Programme. He started back in February 2015 and teaches from Breather Level right through to Development Two. Whilst working part time, he is also in the home stretch of completing his Bachelor of Business Degree at Massey University in Albany. Jacob learned to swim aged three, and became a competitive swimmer at the age of 7. He continued right through until 22, clocking up 15 years in the sport. He specialised in breaststroke and has represented New Zealand on the international level, attending two Oceania Championships in 2014 and 2016, where he managed to get five medals - three gold, and two silver. Jacob also attended the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, China, and the 2017 World University Games, in Taipei, Taiwan. Jacob attended multiple National Championships where he managed to get medals throughout the years, from junior level, to age group level, right through to open level.

Jacob’s Tips: Underwater skills

If you have ever watched a competition either at the pool or on TV, you may have noticed how much time the elite-level swimmers...

Jacob’s Tips: Choosing goggles

There is nothing worse than swimming with a pair of goggles that fit incorrectly or keep getting water in them. When you are choosing...

Jacob’s Tips: Appropriate swimwear

Making sure your child has appropriate swimwear is essential to improving their swimming. If you want your child to make some big changes to...

How to use a kickboard in your swim training

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, and wonder what the benefits are...

How to use fins in your swim training

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, and wonder what the benefits are...

How to use paddles in your swim training

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, and wonder what the benefits are...

How to use a pull buoy in your swim training

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, and wonder what the benefits are...

Technique tips: Body position

When swimming, one of the most important aspects is making sure you have the correct body position. All four strokes require a good position...

Benefits of swimming gear

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, such as kickboards, pull buoys, paddles,...

Technique tip: Improving your feel for the water with sculling

Although all four swimming strokes are different from each other, they all share one aspect that is essential, and that is having a good...

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