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Why you should add a snorkel to your gear bag

One piece of equipment that you might want to consider adding to your gear bag is a training snorkel. A snorkel is a great...

Swim School blog: Max’s advice

Our Swim School loves seeing children come to swimming and increase their confidence and competency in the water. We have a special sense of...

At-home dryland programme

Here are a few ideas to help you exercise at home while the National Aquatic Centre is closed. These exercises are perfect for anybody...

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...

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...

Benefits of dryland training for swimmers

There are many different ways you can improve your swimming through the use of dryland activities. You may eventually find that you are unable...

Keep your family safe this summer

The days are longer and warmer, and Kiwis tend to head towards any form of water over summer. We want all our AUT Millennium...

Importance of bilateral breathing

When we swim, most of us will feel more natural when we breathe to one side than the other. However, learning to breathe to...

Jacob’s Tips: Breathing position and timing

This month’s focus is on correct breathing position, as well as the correct timing of the breaths you take. This is extremely important across...

Hit the road, Jack!

It's 7.30am on a Wednesday morning, and Jack Atkinson is perky and cracking jokes. To others struggling to move out of first gear and...

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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...

Environment is Everything

The smell of the first XV training room on game day is distinct. Peppermint infused heat rub, lynx scented deodorant and old mud all...

EP 47 – Warrick Wood – Self-Determinations Theory and the Winter...

“It’s not about winning, it’s about pursuing something, it’s about working hard and mastering your craft.”   My guest on the show is Warrick Wood (@warrickwood)....

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