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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...

What Happens When You Lose?

It’s easy to put all of your time and energy into winning. It makes you feel good and provides great pleasure. However, here’s the thing:...

Part 3. Goal setting makes all the difference

For a long time I thought the idea of goal setting was a waste of time - a tedious task that stands in the...

Part 2. Why treating athletes individually is a must

In last week’s blog I left you with an important question to consider: whose responsibility is it to drive training motivation in youth athletes? As...

How to motivate your athletes without being over the top: Part...

Part 1 . Turn Up Ready To Work Hard Skills can be trained, unlike a person’s height. Training your skills is less about your genes and...

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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...

Creating strong partnerships: The National Training Centre

AUT Millennium’s 50/50 partnership with AUT University in 2009 and subsequent partnership with High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) has brought together the very...

Implementing a set programme into your swim sessions

Training sets and fitness goals are a great way to improve your current swimming ability. More often than not, I see people swimming lap...

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...

Jacob’s Tips: Learning to swim as an adult

We spend time and money teaching our children how to swim in order to keep themselves safe in and around the water, but it's...

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