Swimming the Paralympics

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Chief Mermaid Charlotte O’Beirne worked for the Australian Paralympic Committee in a former life. Working with these athletes was some of the most inspiring and enlightening times. Not the sympathy …

Ocean Breakfast Club

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Ocean Swim Session + White Elephant Breakfast & Coffee = Monthly Breakfast Club Swim Introducing a monthly gathering for all swimmers. The Breakfast Club is a celebration of swimming, the …

This (Athletic Life) by Jane Davis

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First published in the Australian. As the borders cautiously re-open between Australia and New Zealand I recall my most rewarding triathlon, Challenge Wanaka, promoted as the most scenic half ironman …

Busselton Jetty Swim tips

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The swim around the historic Busselton jetty is satisfying, frustrating, tiring and enjoyable all at once. It is a great achievement for any swimmer and a brilliant gauge of your …

Which class is for me?

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There are a few class options at Swimming Women; FUNdamentals, Mermaid, Mermaid and Swim Men, Swim Girls, CALD and now Mermaid Lite. What do they all mean and which one …

Ape Index

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Zoom 1 talked about your ape index. Whats yours? It’s the difference between your wingspan and height. Michael Phelps has a plus 12cm ape index. It’s the sort of biomechanical …

Weekly Work Out #1

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Get yourself out there – just do something – you will feel better I promise With no wall to turn on or pace clock at the pool the following distances …