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On Monday FitandAbels Dan Abel will head north to the UK for the Northern Hemisphere season;

"It is time once again leave behind wonderful family and friends and to head north to visit many friends who have become like family.

It's been amazing this summer to witness and be part of the growth of open water swimming in New Zealand. To all those who have ventured into the open water and achieved on any level - congratulations. To all those who have allowed our FitandAbel.com team and our RealSwimAdventures.com crew (Nemo!) to be part of your journey I would like to personally thank you. I leave behind an excellent team in New Zealand (Ollie, Chloe and Mel) who will continue the journey.

I would also like to thank our working partnerships with whom we share a goal of sharing the excitement, joy, benefits, friendships and adventures of open water swimming with more and more people. We couldn't do it without them. Please support our partners where you can:
kpmg-private-enterprise.co.nz/
www.drinkpure.co.nz/
zoggs.com.au/
www.facebook.com/frontrunnerthecolombo
www.surflifesaving.org.nz/
www.teamcp.co.nz/
www.aquagym.co.nz/
oceanswim.co.nz/
h2openmagazine.com/
www.mojocoach.co.nz/
www.swimears.co.nz/
www.dmck.com/
aloeup.co.nz/
www.cookstraitswim.org.nz/
www.aucklandharbourswims.org.nz/
And in the UK
www.swimtrek.com/
www.slsc.org.uk/
henleyswim.com/

My trips North and South over the last 5 years make for a crazy 12 months each season. I need to be extremely organised and make sacrifices in order to achieve an endless summer. All the partnerships above enable this to occur. Why do it? The UK has been a breeding ground of open water swim 'fanatics' over the last 15 plus years. The explosion of open water swimming throughout the UK and Europe has been phenomenal. This means that the amount of learning and development for all things 'open water swimming' has been immense. Travelling the globe allows me to keep abreast of the latest and greatest in open water swimming. I am then able to bring this knowledge and enthusiasm back to New Zealand with its small population and endless open water swim opportunities. Teaching adults to swim. Introducing them to the open water. Taking them on RealSwim Adventures. Working to protect our water environment. Working to ensure we are safe in the open water. It is a lot of hours. It is a lot of hard work. But it's also loads of fun. Sharing in so many individual journeys and experiences is the reward.

Thanks to the people for making it worthwhile. Thanks to the working partnerships for making it possible. Thanks to my family and friends for their support. See you soon everyone in the UK. Cheers, Dan"

Dan starts at the Tooting Bec Lido 6 June fitandabel.com/events-and-bookings/uk-swim-coaching-swim-fitness/

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