My life is spent swimming these days.  Combo of 6 hours in the pool, 6 in the ocean, 2-3 sessions in the gym each week. It’s only pre-season.  The work is yet to come.

My new mantra: ‘I’ll just keep on going until I get there’.

Today: 9 km ✅. Feeling good. Gorgeous conditions then arrived into Mangawhai Heads 3 1/2 hours later to the swarms of Northern Bass party people! Oh how my life has changed. Check out the video for my ‘very wise 🏊‍♂️ tip’ to help you go faster’. Thank you to wonderful Alastair for kayak support and amazing swimming buddy Belinda for joining me at the end. Happy New Year everyone. May it be a special 2018 whatever it brings. xx


#mylongestswimthisyear#crazygoodconditions #happynewyear2018

Check out mid way through the video.  Good advice Jacquelyn. Someone wise told me to imagine swimming downhill. It works!

My amazing coach John Gatfield.

Listening intently to coach’s orders.  He says he can get me across the Cook Strait.

Lang’s Beach to Mangawhai Heads on New Year’s Eve 2017.  Blissful conditions.

It’s not a good looking sport!  I am trying to avoid eating the jelly-fish.