... Go The Distance at Northern Arena, Silverdale




54% of NZ children cannot swim up to 100m in a swimming pool

Can You Go The Distance?

June 17

Recent research has revealed that 54% of NZ children cannot swim up to 100m in a swimming pool (Moran).

It is widely agreed that 1km in the pool equates to roughly 100m in the ocean. Add some enviromental factors such as tide, current, water temperature, swell, fear and it's a lot less than 100m. So, how far can you swim?

Introducing 'Go The Distance'


Northern Arena swim school members are invited to this FREE event, which gives them the opportunity to:

  • Showcase their skills

  • Track their progress

  • Gain a water safety and distance certificate

The challenge:

To swim unaided and non-stop over these distances:


Super Snapper
and Fur Seals

12:30pm - 1:10pm

Wicked Whitebait
and Hot Kahawai 

12:30pm - 1:10pm

Hector Dolphins
and Tuna 

1:20pm - 2pm

Marlin and
Talent ID

1:20pm - 2pm



 "Oh my goodness, that Go The Distance was fantastic. We [parents] loved watching it, but our 6 and 8 year old girls had a blast. We believed in them but they came out buzzing about their own abilities and we could see the confidence boost it has been to them. Thank you Northern Arena, we are constantly amazed at your expertise."


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