One to One Adult Coaching

Tailor-made instruction to suit your individual needs


  • All Levels: Beginners through to advanced triathletes and ocean swimmers.
  • Personalised training plans
  • Video feedback option


  • Kawakawa Community Pool
  • Your own private pool, times, rates and duration of lessons by arrangement.
  • Squad training sessions also available

Video Feedback – Above Water Analysis

Video Feedback – Under Water Analysis

Adult Squad Sessions

Structured and progressive suitable for:

  • Masters Swimmers
  • Ocean Swimmers
  • Fitness Swimmers
  • Triathletes

You must be able to swim 1000m freestyle continuously and have a good command of Breaststroke and Backstroke.

WHERE:  Kawakawa Community Pool
WHEN: Various times throughout the week

Ocean Swimming

Karen has over 30 years of experience in open water swimming to share with you.

Contact Karen to arrange tailor-made lessons held in the ocean, where she will either be in the water with you, or alongside on a  paddle board.


  • Begin or improve your ocean swimming
  • Increase your confidence
  • Maintain effective technique
  • Navigation skills including: sighting, rounding buoys, dealing with currents, swimming in a straight line
  • Advice on training plans
  • Video feedback option

Special Needs Coaching

Karen’s focus is on “ability” rather than the disabilities. She has developed a wide range of knowledge and experience coaching swimmers with special needs, and is also able to communicate using sign language.  The skills learned in the water will not only improve their swimming prowess, but also significantly enhance their mental and physical capabilities involved in day to day life.

School Groups

School groups are catered for at Kawakawa pool.  Please contact Karen for details.

I have trained with Karen for 4 years and am continually improving. The ocean swimming sessions have been particularly invaluable for both races and training.  Learning how to sight, draft, swim in groups at start of a race and around buoys, observe the currents and wind. The pool lessons which are covered in detail by video analysis, have greatly improved my technique. Weekly squad sessions are not only a good workout, but you also receive feedback from Karen on your stroke plus it is great fun. Karen is inspirational, her knowledge is vast and her enthusiasm for the sport is impressive!