Tag: New Zealand Ocean Swim Series

Mainstone Is King Of The Bay And Series

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Australian Rhys Mainstone and Melissa Gorman has 10,000 reasons to be happy today as he won the season-ending State King of the Bays event and the overall title of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series on Auckland’s North Shore today. Mainstone won the 2.8 km swim from Milford Beach to Takapuna Beach to

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Can Anyone Win Twice?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the best open water swimmers Down Under heading into the penultimate round of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series at Mt Maunganui this Saturday. There have been different race winners in each of the four events so far this season in both the women's and men's series.

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Green Is To Go, Melissa Gorman Is Back

Like her Australian national teammate Rhys Mainstone, Queensland’s Melissa Gorman won the State La Grande Swim in Akaroa at the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. But unlike Mainstone and his tight race with Kane Radford, Gorman clearly dominated the women’s race. The former 5 km world champion and double Commonwealth Games medalist started off slowly after

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Just How Old Are Open Water Swimmers?

Who are open water swimmers? How old are they? What are the demographics of the sport? We took a look at the make-up of the open water swimmers at two popular mass participation races: the 2.8 km State Harbour Crossing in Auckland of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and the Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Honolulu, Hawaii. One is a swim in cold water where

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Kane Is Able FINIS Decides

FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products, announces the sponsorship of New Zealand’s top open water swimmer, Kane Radford. Radford is training hard for his second consecutive Olympic quadrennial. In 2012, he was selected for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in the 2012 London Olympic Games, but he had to watch the event from home because did not

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