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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...

National Aquatic Centre News: July 2018

Monday 2 - Friday 6 July: 2018 AON Open Swimming Championships In early July more than 300 of New Zealand’s fastest swimmers arrived at the...

Rebecca Dubber: My journey back from elbow surgery.

North Shore swimmer, Paralympian and AUT Millennium Scholarship Athlete. The AUT Millennium concourse is a bustling, noisy place to be on Friday 20 July. It’s...

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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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