Bay of Islands Professional Swim Coaching

One to One Adult Coaching

Improve your swimming. Tailor-made instruction to suit your individual needs.

Adult Squad Sessions

Structured and progressive squad sessions for masters, ocean and fitness swimmers. Held at Kawakawa Community Pool.

Ocean Swimming

Begin or improve your ocean swimming to increase your confidence and maintain an effective technique.

Special Needs Coaching

Karen has developed a wide range of knowledge and experience with swimmers with special needs

Karen Markin – Professional Swim Coach

Karen began swimming as a toddler, in her local pool.  At the age of 10 she was swimming regularly for the local club and developed the passion and enthusiasm for open water/ocean swimming that remains with her today.  The hobby became her chosen  career, and she now has over  40 years experience as a fully accredited professional coach, currently  based in Paihia, Bay of Islands.

From being a 90 year old wanting to feel comfortable taking your grandchildren for a swim, or a swimmer with special needs, to ocean swim training, triathletes and crossing the Cook Strait.   Whatever your goal,  Karen’s positive, cheerful,  “can do” attitude  will help you to achieve it,  and in the process come to enjoy the passion for the water as she does.

Contact Karen today to find how how she can help you.