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

Additional Needs/Rehabilitation Coaching

Karen’s focus is on “ability”.  She has developed a wide range of knowledge and experience coaching swimmers with additional or different needs, including those with physical challenges, post-cancer surgery rehabilitation exercise, and intellectual challenges.  She is proud to be only one of a few Autism Swim approved instructors in the New Zealand and is able to communicate in Sign Language.