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It’s your time to have a go!

Pull on those togs and get ready to hit the water in the forthcoming State Paihia Classic this month.

The first in this summer’s series of swim events by Quantum Events, will take place in the stunning Bay of Islands on November 10, with distances for everyone including those new to swimming.

Join North Shore local & All Black legend Ian Jones & his son in the 3.3km 'I'm Going Long' swim from Russell to Paihia, and escpae up North for a fabulous ‘start to the summer’ weekend.
Jetstar is right behind the State OceanKids Swim Series - helping Kiwi kids keep safe and celebrating the next generation of top swimmers. The fastest age group swimmers at each event will become members of the inaugural Jetstar Super Swim Squad and win a once-in-a-lifetime experience - a weekend squad camp with Olympic swimmers! Check out for more details.
The State OceanKids event has now grown to a great 40 minute session packed full of fun activities designed to give your kids key water safety messages and teach them valuable ocean swimming techniques. What an event, everyone is a 'winner' just for completing the swim! If you can’t make it up to the Paihia Classic, make sure you get yourself ready for the Harbour Crossing event in Auckland on 2 December – enter now.

To find out more about ocean swimming and to enter one of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series events visit:

State Beach Series – every Tuesday evening

The start of summer signals a highlight on the local sporting calendar - it’s time for the State Beach Series.

Whatever your level of fitness, you can be a part of this fun, social fitness beach event as it comes back for a new 2012-13 season.
Having kicked off on 30th October – Tuesday evenings now give Shore locals the chance to run shoulders with Olympians and quite possibly their own neighbours, as they hit the sand and sea for sporting challenges and a beach full of fun.
Event Managing Director Scott Rice said: “This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful Takapuna beach. Come along to enjoy some fun and fitness on the best beach in Auckland!”
Entries for this family-friendly experience continue to be open and organisers encourage people to sign up at their new website:
There is even more scope for any fitness level this year, with more event categories having been added to the event offering.
Event dates run weekly until 18 December in 2012. Following a Christmas break, the State Beach Series begins again from 22 January, running until 19 March 2013. Get online and sign up now! Be a part of it this summer.

by Channel Editorial