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Age no barrier for Penny Slack

Have you ever noticed that older person round the gym, at the pool, in your fitness classes? They tend to shuffle about the place, systematically...

What to expect: Learning to swim as an Adult

Learning to swim as an adult can be a daunting decision. The fear of judgment, a negative prior experience, and apprehension can ripple through your...

Artistic Athletes: create art through your sport

As a swimmer, I’ve been schooled about the importance of ‘rest and recovery’ for years. It has fallen on persistently deaf ears until recently. A year...

Why learning to swim as an adult could benefit your life

Learning to swim is a quintessential part of being a Kiwi. We are surrounded by water. Enjoying our beaches, lakes and waterways safely means being...

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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...

EP 67 – Greg Nicol – Talent Development in New Zealand...

Today on the show I’m joined by Greg Nicol. Greg has been the Athlete Pathway Manager for Hockey New Zealand for the past 12 years,...

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...

Northland school experiences “Camp AUT Millennium”

For those of us who come to AUT Millennium every day or every week, it's easy to become complacent about the uniqueness of the...

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