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RealSwim Adventures

Round Rarontonga Swim

The idea of a circumnavigation #RoundRaro swim had crossed my mind on previous trips to the Cook Islands and promptly been ‘shelved’ as too big of a project. . For me realistic #RoundRaro plans started to form in the middle of the Cook Strait crossing in March 2017 in an IRB with NZ Hall of Fame swimmer Philip Rush and swim coach Chloe Harris in the water. It’s a busy schedule coaching in the UK and running FitandAbel in New Zealand #RealSwim.  Philip Rushs advice was… “there will never be a good time, just needed to commit to it and do some consistent work and...

A Panorama of Blue

This is so much more than I ever could have imagined.  The Cook Islands.  Rarotonga, quite magical.  The sea the most blue of blues offset by shades of turquoise and the verdant mountains beyond.  Wow, warm water.  Mesmerizing life under the sea the likes of which I had never seen.  And then on to Aitutaki where the panorama of blue above and below the water line defied definition despite our best efforts.  I was blown away.  We lacked the necessary adjectives.  'It's ridiculous' was voiced frequently together with 'insane'.  In the end we were reduced to silent appreciation.  What a destination! Ringing Dan three years ago...

Epic Taupo RealSwim Adventure

January is always an exciting time in New Zealand. Summer is in full swing, holidays are upon us and it's a great time to be open water swimming. We have just completed our Epic Taupo RealSwim trip which was hands down our best to date. We can put a trip itinerary together but who books on the trip and the magic that happens is totally unscripted and when it all comes together; great people, awesome location, perfect weather and fun swimming - well that's the magic. But rather than us telling the story here is some feedback from guests this January 2016 ...

The Cook Islands

We are just back from an amazing RealSwim Adventure week set in the clear and warm waters of the Cook Islands. It is an amazing trip and we aren't just talking about the swimming. Read on to see the latest package and itinerary for our 2016 Cook Islands RealSwim Adventure. Introducing our brand new Cook Islands RealSwim Adventures package. The Basics provides just that - $1500NZD gets you a week of swim guides, safety cover, event hosting for the week, charter boats, refreshments and nutrition while on the charter boats. For flights and accommodation you have the option of booking yourself or we can help  … we have partnered up...