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Selwyn Times: March 14, 2018

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18 Wednesday March 14 2018 The magazine for gardeners who like To geT Their hands dirTy www.gardener.kiwi 100% Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Another Selwyn athlete swims Taupo • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding WHEN ANGE Moir, 49, first started swimming she struggled to swim 250m in 45min. Five years later and the Lincoln swimmer has conquered Lake Taupo – swimming a mammoth 41.5km. Moir is the second Selwyn resident this year to swim the FortyPointTwo Lake Taupo Marathon Swim. Starting at 3.11am, it took the mother-of-two 15hr 38min to cross the lake. “I did it really to show to myself and others you don’t have to have a background of swimming to be able to succeed in something like this as long as you get stuck in and get the work done,” Moir said. Having a steady stroke count of 51 per minute, it is estimated she did about 48,000 strokes. Earlier this year, Rolleston resident Hannah Drury was the first swimmer of the year to achieve the marathon swim. Swimmers have been taking on the challenge since 1955. Moir never thought she could swim far until she began getting coaching from Fit and Abel owner Dan Abel – who Are you a new business or Organisation in Selwyn? You need to let people know who you are, where you are and how to find you. SUCCESS: Ange Moir (second from left) at the finish line with her support crew, Philip Rush, Dan Abel and Mike Cochrane. (Right) – Moir swimming alongside her support boat on Lake Taupo. has successfully swam across Cook Strait 88 times. She said to this day, she believes she would still be trying to swim 3km if it wasn’t for Abel. She spent three years training for the swim at the Waltham Swimming Pool, Aqua Gym Indoor Swim Centre and in open water. Moir said a major part of enduring the swim was maintaining a positive attitude. Her support crew on the day included Abel, marathon swimmer Mike Cochrane, and current world recordholder for the fastest two and three-way swim of the English Channel, Phillip Rush. “You wouldn’t do these swims if it weren’t for this amazing crew. It just about makes you want to cry when you think about what they did for you actually,” she said. While she was allowed to stop to eat and drink throughout the swim, she would be disqualified if she touched the boat. SELWYN TIMES Moir’s husband Barry and friend, Melissa Hempstalk, were also on a large boat which would cruise past throughout the swim. At the end of her swim, Moir said she was determined to “stand triumphant” and have photos taken before it “all turned to custard”. “The thing I had been looking forward to for 15 hours was a meat-lover’s pizza,” she said. Her next goal is to swim the Cook Strait. The 2018 Selwyn District Residents Guide will be delivered into 20,015 rural & residential addresses across the entire Selwyn District on Monday 30th April, 2018. If you want to promote your business in this A4 Gloss Magazine that is the essential A-Z of information on Selwyn townships, business services, recreation, contact Lynette Evans to find out more. Bookings close Thursday 29 th March Selwyn District 2017 Residents' Guide Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media Selwyn District Residents' Guide Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media Selwyn District NEW publication out 30th April 2018 Residents' Guide Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media west melton The first town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 2017 Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn walking and tramping tracks Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22 west melton The first town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 walking and tramping tracks Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22 2017 west melton The firs town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 walking and tramping tracks Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22 Visit us on Cnr Main South Rd and Barters Rd, Templeton. Ph 3440331 Contact Lynette Evans for more information: Phone 03 364 7434 Email lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi

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