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NZ Junior Festival 2020

Posted by Lauren Harrod on 16th Mar 2020

NZ Junior Festival 2020
The last time I was at West Wave pool competing, was waaaaaay back in 1994 as a youthful and ever hopeful 18 year old. That’s long before most of this generation’s parents had even met! The energy was the same, the fashion was a bit different, we didn’t have the same technology, but the strive for PBs and qualification was just as it is today.PBs falling faster than a Lego tower. That’s how I would describe it. There were a LOT of personal bests achieved this weekend.What an exciting weeken
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Swimming for Strength Athletes

Posted by Colleen Fotsch + FINIS on 22nd Oct 2019

Why is swimming important for strength athletes and how do you get started? Join us with this video series, hosted by Colleen Fotsch–former NCAA Championship Swimmer, and now Professional CrossFit™ Athlete. In this series, she’ll be diving into the importance of swimming for strength athletes, and how she incorporates swimming into her training. Follow along as she tackles everything from introduction to swimming as well as helpful tips, workouts, and gear to become a more efficient sw
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Secondary Schools Swim Championships

Posted by Lindsay Campbell on 16th Sep 2019

Secondary Schools Swim Championships
A FRESH RIVALRY – A GREAT EVENTHeld at the superbly upgraded Te Rapa Pool over the past 4 days.What a great event. Entries increased to over 750 swimmers. The swimmers had fun, they raced hard, even the parents looked happy – whoop, whoop and I never heard one single whinge about the event and believe me if there is anyone having a whinge, Aunt Agatha at the Teamline shop usually hears about it!I can see this event growing even more next year. Schools have finally realised swimming is a s
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16 Tricks and Tips to Swim Faster, Train Smarter and Crush Your Goals

Posted by Olivier Poirier-Leroy for SwimSwam on 11th Jul 2019

16 Tricks and Tips to Swim Faster, Train Smarter and Crush Your Goals
Swimmers are always looking for a way to get a little bit of an advantage over the competition.Below are a list of 16 random tricks, techniques and swimming tips that will help you swim better and faster this year. They are all almost immediately actionable, and don’t require a ton of heavy lifting.In other words, there is no reason you can’t put a few of these into place to make yourself a more sultry swimmer.And here we go:1. Employ the Buddy System.Partner up with someone one your te
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How to choose the right goggles

Posted by Zoggs on 8th Jul 2019

How to choose the right goggles
Goggles come in all shapes and sizes but selecting the right pair need not be hard work. The trick to getting a good pair of goggles is finding a pair which fit your face and eyes - and make you look great in the water of course! Here are our 3 easy steps to finding the perfect goggles for you... STEP 1 - SEAL: To test the fit you should first apply the goggles to your face without the strap in place and test the seal the goggle provides. If a split second of suction is provided then you have a
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