Amelia is one of Ironman Triathlons fastest female swimmers. She clocked 48minutes for the 3.8km swim at Ironman Australia in 2011. That’s a speedy 1min15sec per 100m for long time….

Learning to swim at an early age and competing in Australia’s Surf Lifesaving competitions has certainly given her a solid base. With the help of coaches Vic Walton (Craig Walton’s father), Craig Redman, Darren Smith and Brett Sutton she has refined and fine-tuned an effective teaching technique that can be applied, with success, to anyone.

Take her husband Joe for example. Having dislocated both shoulders during his own sporting career, when he turned to triathlon, swimming was certainly his weakest leg. Told once to “stick to football” he spent many years swimming with little improvement. After 2 years of swimming in the Buzz squad with Amelia’s guidance (and with some extra tuition on the side), in the 2018 Ironman Italy he swam a very impressive 51.30. That’s a massive 23min30sec improvement from 1hour and 15minutes at Ironman Australia in 2017.


The summer ends and autumn begins

As another great summer draws to a close we are grateful that we have been able to open the Hive, swim in pools and lakes, ride our bikes over mountains, run around outside and enjoy the company of others. The gym has been open for 3 months now and we…

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Club Rides

Saturday mornings throughout the summer are our club rides. Each week we meet at the Hive, departing at 8.00 Most weeks the rides are around 2 hours, finishing back at the Hive for an optional coffee and cake at Wildbeets. All levels are welcome. You’ll find more details each week…

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Why cycle indoors?

Indoor cycling in the Alps is not a common thing. But in the bike crazy town of Morzine, it is no surprise that cycling classes with us are so popular. In particular over the winter months, when the roads are (hopefully!) snowy, and locals spend their time nurturing their winter…

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Reflections of time spent in Mallorca

Our first visit to Mallorca was in 2018, with friends and for Amelia to complete some professional development under triathlon coach Brett Sutton. Afterwards we were keen to return to the lovely seaside village of Port de Pollenca and to share the wonderful area with others. We have returned on…

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