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Technique tips: Body position

When swimming, one of the most important aspects is making sure you have the correct body position. All four strokes require a good position...

Benefits of swimming gear

When you are at the pool you might see people in the water using a range of equipment, such as kickboards, pull buoys, paddles,...

Technique tip: Improving your feel for the water with sculling

Although all four swimming strokes are different from each other, they all share one aspect that is essential, and that is having a good...

Long term Olympic hopes for NZ Synchro

Before heading to South America to compete internationally, we sat down with the coaching team of our national synchronised swimming squads, the AquaFerns and...

Technique tips: Butterfly

You may have seen people swimming butterfly in videos, on TV, or even in person, and ask yourself HOW? Butterfly can look pretty daunting...

Tumble Turns

Tumble turns are one of the tricky aspects to learn in swimming.  However, if you are able to learn tumble turns, it will give...

Swimming gear: Paddles

Paddles are one of those pieces of equipment that you will either hate or love, and you’ve probably seen someone using them around the...

In the Gym to Swim

It’s common to stick with what you know – comfortable surroundings, familiar processes, and same schedules. But for two AUT Millennium members, challenging themselves...

HealthZone Physio: Swimmer’s Shoulder

Swimming is a demanding sport, with early mornings, long training hours and a highly competitive nature. Many injuries can be sustained, but by far...

Technique tip – learning breaststroke

Breaststroke is an important skill to learn, as it can often associate with how you stay afloat, and swim leisurely at the pool or...

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