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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...

50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

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...

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...

Athlete Blog: Tracey Lambrechs – Qualifying for the Olympics

It feels like everything is going so fast! So let’s recap! At the end of May I went to Fiji for the Olympic Qualifier: I...

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