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Rebecca Dubber: My journey back from elbow surgery.

North Shore swimmer, Paralympian and AUT Millennium Scholarship Athlete. The AUT Millennium concourse is a bustling, noisy place to be on Friday 20 July. It’s...

Paul Lear: Overcoming fear and diving into Adult Swim Squad

For people with limited swimming experience, the thought of joining a swimming group can be daunting. Paul Lear, AUT Millennium Gym member, understands that...

5 Ways Swimmers Can Avoid Injury When Running

Swimming and running are different exercises that require unique strengths and muscles to perform effectively. Whether you’re a recreational swimmer or former champion, moving...

5 Ways swimming can make you a better runner.

Jumping in the pool for a workout can be hard when you’re not a natural swimmer. It could have been years since your last...

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...

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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...

An important question for every sports parent

A generation ago, parents believed that development occurred naturally. As long as the basic needs of love, play and security were met, they had...

Fitness Testing: Why Most Coaches Get It Wrong

The fastest way to develop a dislike for something is to do it repeatedly without reward. What’s more, when there’s external expectation attached to...

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...

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