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Water play at home – bath bombs

With the kids missing out on swimming lessons, our Swim School Operations Manager Rachael has put together some ideas to try to keep their...

How to start running

With a new year comes new goals. Starting running to improve your fitness, lose weight, or tick a half marathon off the bucket list...

Eating before swimming

When children eat before coming to swimming lessons, especially scoffing food as they run into the building, this can lead to unfortunate circumstances where...

Jacob’s Tips: Choosing goggles

There is nothing worse than swimming with a pair of goggles that fit incorrectly or keep getting water in them. When you are choosing...

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...

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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...

Learning About Movement: The Squat

Previously I’ve introduced the concept of fundamental movement skills as a critical cog in the athlete development wheel. The requirements of physical sports performance are unpinned...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

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