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Laura Quilter

Everyday Champion: Rachel Clarke

“It really starts to hurt at around 35km. You can see the land but it’s not getting any closer.” If you’ve never tried ocean paddling...

Rediscovering Fitness and Confidence after Baby Number Three

Weight gain, post-baby bodies and pressure to look a certain way are changes many women confront when entering the world of motherhood. Vicki Carter understands...

Innovation drives swimming success: AUT Millennium Swim School App

There is a myriad of ways to assess young swimmers. Each swim school has a slightly different approach. Some assess frequently, some once per...

Eyad: Competitive swimmer, instructor, refugee.

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

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...

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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...

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...

EP 54 – Maria Folau – Positive Parenting, Learning to Shoot,...

“You can’t make excuses. You had to wake up every morning to train. You had to eat the right foods and make sure you...

Everyday Champion: Rachel Clarke

“It really starts to hurt at around 35km. You can see the land but it’s not getting any closer.” If you’ve never tried ocean paddling...

EP 35 – Nicolas Gill, Ph.D. – Coaching the All Blacks,...

“It’s not about how sore you become, or about how hard you’ve pushed yourself into a hole, it’s about the value you’ve added to...

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