Some of the outfits below we have commercial relationships with some we don’t. What is consistent across all these brands, people and organisations is that we know them, we have used them and we 100% think they are great. If you have any questions contact them direct or ask us firstname.lastname@example.org with your query.
Aloe Up – Skin and Care Products
One of the best things about being an open water swimmer and swim coach is the sunshine, it’s also one of the worst! Endless sunshine, wind, water reflection and cloud reflection damages the skin, especially in New Zealand. Finding a sun screen that not only protects but is good for the skin and the environment was a quest. I am comfortable to admit that surfers beat us too it; Aloe Up is quite simply the answer to all of our UV problems. We can be am reassured that I’ll have lasting UV protection for the day that is not at the expense of my health nor the oceans. Nice job Aloe Up!
Wayne has been building a reputation working with people of all works of life in Christchurch for the last couple of years. He has been working closely with swimmers which is helped enormously by Wayne being a swimmer himself. His holistic approach to body movement has helped many of us including those at FitandAbel. Injury management, pain reduction, injury prevention … go see Wayne.
Why? JC at the Frontrunner in Colombo Street Christchurch, New Zealand has been helping athletes get the right wetsuit for their swim event for years. Customers love him and we do too. JC will spend a lot of time ensuring you get a good fitting wetsuit that suits your ability and needs.
The women’s swimwear brand of the Australian based Way Funky Company. Why we love Funkita swim suits… their swimsuits fit a range of shapes and sizes, they are comfortable and well designed. The designs are fun, colourful and promote things we love about swimming… inclusiveness and a focus on enjoyment and community in swimming. The suits are available globally with plenty of online purchase opportunities, start with a google search to find the best source of Funkita swim suits in your location. Get Funkita – we sure have and we’ve never looked back.
The men’s swimwear brand of the Australian Way Funky Company. Why we love Funky Trunks… their swimsuits fit a range of shapes and sizes, they are comfortable and well designed. The designs are fun, colourful and promote things we love about swimming… inclusiveness and a focus on enjoyment and community in swimming. The suits are available globally with plenty of online purchase opportunities, start with a google search to find the best source of Funky Trunks in your location. Get Funky – we sure have and we’ve never looked back.
Why? Simon Griffith, founder of this magazine, has created a fantastic publication tailored towards open water swimmers globally. Jonathan Cowie, the Editor, ensures content is educational, entertaining, interesting, colourful, topical and relevant. Support Outdoor Swimmer Magazine and support Open Water swimming – get a subscription.
We have been working with coach Jo Knight of Mojo Coaching since our inception in Christchurch. Quite simply Jo is an exceptionally approachable, motivating, knowledgeable and professional multi sport coach. We love working with Jo to help athletes achieve their goals and dreams.
Ocean & Leisure
Why? Based in London Leo and his team have been helping FitandAbel swimmers get the right wetsuit for a number of seasons. Great customer service and knowledge on how to fit you with the right wetsuit for your ability and event. Always try before you purchase. The team at Ocean Leisure will help you get it right the first time. I’ve never had bad feedback from a swimmer I have sent to Ocean Leisure.
Pure Sports Nutrition
Why? We have been looking for a drink we can use when swimming that does the job but is gentle on the stomach. We reckon Pure are onto a winner. Their Carb/Electrolyte drinks are made from fruit, no preservatives or artificial colour. It’s a sucrose/glucose mix. Check out their Endurance products
We’ve been on and on about how great SurfEars are for the last couple of years … now the same people have introduced a model of ear plug designed specifically for open water swimmers. SwimEars can be custom fitted to your ear, allow you to continue hearing instead of blocking out all sound and come with a non intrusive strap that links the plugs (stored under your cap) and stops you losing a plug in the unlikely event it does fall out.
Why? Dan Bullock runs SwimforTri. He is London based. Super knowledgeable. Super nice. We aren’t always available in London as we are only there in summer, when we get inquiries and we aren’t around we send them to the other Dan
Propeller Swim School
One of the newest additions to Christchurch, Propeller swim school offer learn to swim and adult lane swimming. They’re passionate about swimming and pools. Their water management is second to none and their facilities are lovely. Propeller is a niche 3 lane + 25 metre pool located as part of the new Wigram commercial area. FitandAbel are pleased to be offering adult winter swimming squads at Propeller.
Why? Simon Murie started SwimTrek over a decade ago. In that time they have continued to lead in open water swim holidays/touring with swims in over 22 countries. FitandAbel are proud to provide the swim coaching for SwimTrek in London and continue a fantastic relationship with a great team who are as passionate about open water swimming as we are.
Why? Complete Performance is a Christchurch based Multi-Sport coaching company. Just like us passionate about coaching, motivating, supporting, encouraging folks to push their boundaries and achieve while having a whole lot of fun.
Zoggs swim goggles: We didn’t specifically choose this relationship, our swimmers did. By far the most popular goggle with our open water swimmers is the Zoggs Predator Flex Reactor Goggle . Zoggs make a great range of swim equipment that we believe will enhance your open water swim experience.