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Local Race Series

FitandAbel swim coaches Dan Abel and Ollie Hansen are pleased to announce the launch of RealSwim Race Series Christchurch in 2015. “The Realswim Race Series creates excitement and adventure through the medium of swimming.  It is a community and family orientated event aimed at giving everyone an exciting, affordable and well-structured way to get active in the open water.  Family and friends can enjoy a picnic on Corsair Beach while cheering and supporting participants in the RealSwim Race.” It will be following a very similar format to previous swim series held at Corsair on Wednesday nights with 500m, 1000m, and 2000m races. The 500m race involves one...

Swimming Faster

Before I delve into the heart of this story I feel it is important to give you some context. I am not an elite level athlete; in fact I left full time training behind in 2000 after a decade of early starts and ten swim sessions a week. These days I am a full time swim coach, a coach who swims for health, recreation, social, fun and the odd competition. One of my foundations of coaching principles is practicing what I preach. I know my training principles, the equipment I use and the techniques I employ all work because I practice and use them myself. My...

A True Champion

Congrats to all the true champions out there this summer. Sure many professional athletes will compete and win on the Triathlon, Ironman and open water swim circuits this season and they are most certainly the elite. But what about the first time Ironman competitor who struggled to swim 500m in the pool 12 months ago? They probably need to juggle training around a full time job, maybe a partner and their children, as well as the requirement to fund their own equipment, travel and training. Ironman and Triathlon training takes enormous commitment and dedication to ensure balance with family and work to ensure success in such a demanding sport. There are many of you...