Whether you come down to the Beach Series to support your family, friends, or to give yourself a slap on the back, there are a group of incredible attendees who we should all be applauding. The Seal Team, under the guidance and support of their team coach, Sarah O’ Dwyer, founder and Head Coach of…

blueseventy – Ocean Swim Tip Of The Week #6 Caring for your Gear Swimming is a not too expensive sport and with some care and attention your gear will last you well. Of course, if you like shiny new things, we can help with that. In the meantime follow these straightforward tips to make sure…

blueseventy – Ocean Swim Tip Of The Week #5   So what’s next? It seems a little crazy to be asking that question as we revel in the midst of a terrific summer full of awesome events…and amazing summer sea swim conditions.  However, now is the time to really get planning for the winter and…

blueseventy – Ocean Swim Tip Of The Week #4   Open Water Anxiety – how do you conquer your fear? Maybe its all those scary movies as kids or just simply an unfamiliarity.  For many of us, the thought of heading out into the deep water – past the shallows where we can see the…

blueseventy – Ocean Swim Tip Of The Week #3 Why Wear a Wetsuit? Swim wetsuits are made for the express purpose of surface swimming. Originally introduced to maintain warmth when swimming in cold open water and to provide additional buoyancy for safety purposes, their benefits are significant including reducing drag, speed enhancement through additional buoyancy(and…

blueseventy – Ocean Swim Tip Of The Week #2 Make the most of the start…don’t get left behind. Making the most of the swimmers around you is where the gains and ease of competitive open water swimming come from…and there are a few things that make achieving this less strenuous. First up – warm up…

blueseventy – Ocean Swim Tip Of The Week #1 Get swimming. With less that a month to go before the season kicks off, now is the time to ensure you are getting in some swim fitness in the pool (a squad is a great option for that if there is one near you), or alternatively…

When you’re a native Kiwi it’s easy to take the New Zealand landscape for granted, but for the Bird family, having coastal events such as the Beach Series on their doorstep, is exactly what they emigrated to New Zealand for. Family fitness has always been important to Sarah and John. Finding events to get the…

Living in such a digitally saturated age, it’s inspiring to meet three children who spend more time swimming in the ocean than they do on a smart phone. Anna Lepua, Alex Dunkley and Mackenzie Rogers started swimming as toddlers and between the ages of six and nine, developed an unwavering passion for the water. They…

Ocean Swim Training Tips Here are a few pointer to consider when considering your ocean swim training as you move from the pool to the ocean. Environment The change from the pool can be a little daunting to start with as there are some changes. Familiarisation of this environment is highly recommended and doing this…

 
 

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