New Clayton Cafe Area Coming in 2017

An image of what the new cafe area will look like when completed.
A brand new cafe and service desk area is coming to Monash Sport's Clayton campus facilities in early 2017.

The new refurbishments will give a new life to the cafe area, with the addition of new seating and a large projector screen showing all the best live sport throughout the year.

Joining the new refurbishments will be the cafe area's new food outlet, Sumo Salad, providing fresh and healthy options to our members and the Monash community.  This will be a great hangout space for after a Social Sport game or a workout!


This follows the Group Fitness Studio's recent closure as it undergoes refurbishments, as part of Monash Sport's major project of revitalizing the Clayton campus facilities. 





5 Healthy Tips For Summer

The Monash Tan Track at Clayton campus is now open for casual walking and running.

The summer break is a great chance to unwind, relax, and catch up with friends and family over the festive season. It is also a great chance to recharge your batteries for 2017. Here are five tips to use as reminders on staying healthy and maintaining your well being this summer.

1. Stay Hydrated
If previous summers are anything to go by, the coming months will be hot and humid. Make sure you take a water bottle with you before leaving home for plans set outside. Dehydration can cause exhaustion and drain your energy.

2. Get outdoors
This is the ideal weather for heading outside and having fun with friends and family. Head to the beach for a swim, head to the park to kick the football or simply go for a walk!

Or you can head to Monash Sport for free play* on our courts or for a swim at the Doug Ellis Pool!

3. Rest Up
Resist the urge to stay up later during the long summer days. Instead pay attention to good sleep hygiene by keeping the same bed time and wake-up schedule. It is better to be well rested during the holiday break, instead of being tired due to frequent late nights.

4. Sun Smart
Make sure you are looking after yourself when you're outdoors. This includes applying sun screen, wearing a hat, sun glasses, and finding shade when possible.

5. Set Aside Some Free Time
A good chance to take a break and refresh, make sure you set some time aside to relax and have some down time to yourself. Reading a book, going for a walk, or even taking a nap are just some of things you should do!

From all of us at Monash Sport, have a safe and enjoyable holiday break!

*(If there are no prior bookings)

Champions League 2016


The best of the best from Monash Sport's Mixed Netball and Open Futsal Social Sport competitions came together in November for the annual Champions League.

The Monash Sport Champions League consists of the Social Sport teams from the top divisions of Mixed Netball and Open Futsal, to find out who are the best teams from Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula campuses.


Open Futsal Winners - V-United

This year ten Open Futsal teams and six Mixed Netball teams took part, with the competition taking place over one evening at Clayton campus. 

Results  
Mixed Netball
Winners - Ball Breakers
Runners Up - Elephants

Open Futsal
Winners - V-United
Runners Up - Amigos de Squid Buffalo T4C
Mixed Netball Winners - Ball Breakers

Open Futsal Runners Up - Amigos de Squid Buffalo T4C
Mixed Netball Runners Up - Elephants

Monash Tops The List For Student Engagement


A recent study has revealed Monash University as a leader in student sporting activity over Australia's most prestigious universities.

The Australian University Sport Business Analysis Survey for 2016 identified Monash's sporting facilities to have the highest number of annual visits from the Go8 (Group of 8) this year, at 1,285,417 visits.

Of total visits to Monash Sport facilities this year, 62% have been students, ranking Monash as the second highest proportion of student visits in the Go8. When compared to other Group of 8 universities such as The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and UNSW, this ranking shows Monash to have a clear focus on student experiences on campus. Holding events such as the College Clash, MS Mega Swim and Winterfest to engage students and create an enjoyable univeristy environment.

Other key findings from the USBA survey include:
  • Monash University has the highest total annual visits from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).
  • Monash University has the second highest proportion (%) of student visits from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).  Figure 1 demonstrates clearly that our focus on student experiences has resulted in year on year growth of the proportion of our student visits.
  • Monash University has the highest number of enrolments/membership sign ups from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).
  • Monash University has the highest number of Total EAFU athletes supported from the Go8 (Group 1, n=5 respondents).
  • Monash University has the highest number of enrolments/membership sign ups from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).
  • Monash University has the second highest number of students employed from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).

To see the report in full click here.

The Australian University Sport Business Analysis Survey is facilitated by the Centre for Environmental & Recreation Management, a department of UniSA, in collaboration with Australian University Sport.



Meet Davide: Swim Fit Instructor

Swim Fit Instructor Davide

Did you know there's a group fitness class at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool on Clayton campus?

If you know how to swim and want to jump in the pool for some exercise weekly, our Swim Fit classes are for you!

Swim Fit is designed to keep you fit, as well as to improve your swimming technique with guidance from our qualified instructors.

Davide is one of our qualified Swim Fit instructors, and says any keen swimmer can join a Swim Fit class.

"We swim between 2-3kms each session in Swim Fit, but don't let that discourage you! If you have been swimming 1km on your own, can swim freestyle and another stroke, and even if you can swim 100m without stopping, come give it a try," he said.

"Start off with just swimming a warm up and build your endurance up through regular attendance and even individual practice, so that eventually you are able to complete the whole session!"



Swim Fit is designed for adults and catered for those who prefer swimming in a group rather than alone, features Davide enjoys when running a class.

"You get to train with an awesome squad of like minded swimmers! I know I find it hard myself going for swims on my own, so having that squad there, and a coach to push you along is great motivation. Other than the environment, it's a great way to keep fit and something different to other fitness classes offered at Monash Sport," he said.

"I gained my AUSTSWIM Teacher of Competitive Strokes and Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Qualifications when I was 17 years old, and started out teaching swim lessons on a Saturday Morning and coaching the junior squad once a week."

"Now at Monash Sport, I coach 4 of the 5 Swim Fit sessions and teach mainly Adult swimming lessons on a Saturday Morning."

Join Davide in the Doug Ellis Pool for a Swim Fit class today! Classes run for 30 minutes, and are a great option for a morning or lunch time workout.

Find more information on Swim Fit and when classes run on our website.

Puma Member Discount

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For a limited time, all Monash Sport members will be eligible for an exclusive discount for Puma's online store.

When a Monash Sport member spends $100 or more on Puma.com, they will receive 40% off RRP, with free shipping for orders over $100.

Simply use the promotional code "MONASH2016" when in the checkout.

Hurry - this offer is only valid until 30th November, 2016.

Terms & Conditions
Receive 40% off RRP at au.puma.com for shipments to Australia only. Valid 30th November 2016 and shall have no redeemable value thereafter. Some exclusions apply, including but not limited to Sale items, Suede Classic, FENTY, SELECT and FIERCE. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Offer cannot be applied to past purchases, redeemed for cash equivalent, used to purchase gift cards, or used as payment on an account. PUMA reserves the right to cancel this offer at any time, and to cancel orders arising from pricing, technical, or other errors. All returns are subject to PUMA's Return/Exchange Policy Guidelines. Usage is subject to credit approval and product availability.

CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT
Email Address: onlinestore-au@PUMA.com
Phone Number: 1800 185 675


Sumo Salad opening soon at Clayton


Monash Sport is excited to announce Sumo Salad will be the new cafe and food outlet at our Clayton campus facilities in 2017.

The current cafe area will also be refurbished, including new seating and a large television screen. Making it a great space to hang out on Social Sport nights or after a workout!
 
Design images of what the new space will look like.
Sumo Salad is an Australian run food chain known primarily for its healthy and tasty products. Sumo Salad sources produce locally, and its packaging is fully compostable, so it's great for the environment too. We're excited to have Sumo Salad joining us in 2017, and look forward to seeing their healthy salads around Monash Sport next year!



New Fitness Equipment For The New Year!


As part of our mission to provide state of the art facilities to help you reach your fitness goals, Monash Sport has recently upgraded all cardiovascular equipment across all 3 campuses!

Monash Sport has partnered with Life Fitness, a worldwide leader in the health and fitness industry.

A major enhancement with regards to the new equipment is the Wi-Fi connectivity, meaning you can connect your fitness apps to the equipment and keep track of your exercise routine in more detail.

Thanks to Life Fitness Connect, members are able to use the new equipment to push data through to their fitness devices. Check out which fitness apps and websites are compatible here.

We’re extremely excited to be able to provide you with this huge step forward in fitness technology.

Watch a quick teaser video on how to connect your fitness apps to the new equipment here.

An in depth video featuring all the features of the Life Fitness consoles can be viewed here.





Ride2Work Day

As the warmer weather approaches, so do more opportunities to get outdoors and do some activity.

At Monash Sport, we are all about staying healthy and active, which is why we (along with Monash University) are in full support of National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 12 October 2016.

Ride2Work Day is all about jumping on the bike, riding to work or class, and meeting others in the Monash community who do the same thing. All the while having a free breakfast as you meet new people and talk all things cycling.

Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses will be holding Ride2Work Day, with Monash Sport hosting the Peninsula campus Ride2Work Day event 8am-9:30am at MPARC. Both staff and students are welcome to register, and everyone that rides to campus on the day will receive a free healthy breakfast, puncture repair kit, mudguard, coffee cup and water bottle. Bike n Blend will also be available at Peninsula campus, where participants will be able to blend their own smoothie.

If you would like to be involved, register for any campus here.

Hope to see you there!

Mega Swim A Mega Success



Over $19,000 were raised at the 2016 MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, held at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event where teams have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours, and compete for laps swum and money raised, in support of people living with multiple sclerosis.

Eight teams consisting of over 100 participants jumped into the pool and swam for the 24 hour period, achieving a grand total distance of 638.45km!

Not only did the teams swim the equivalent distance of Melbourne to Devonport, Tasmania (and back a little bit), but they have also raised a fantastic amount of money to help people living with multiple sclerosis via Go for Gold Scholarships.

We're looking forward to hosting this event next year, building on these achievements and continuing to engage Monash University and City of Monash communities to be actively involved with this event.

A big thanks to all participants, their friends and families who came to support, the volunteers and the Monash Sport staff!

The top three individual fundraisers:
- Sarah Coletti: $1,385.00
- Jess Dimattina: $1,221.24
- Annabelle Plant: 1,065.00

The top fundraising team: Speeched Whales: $7,393.74

For more photos, head to the Monash Sport Facebook page.


Surf's Up!


As part of Monash in Motion, a joint initiative between Monash University and Monash City Council to get people moving, our Water Wise adult students were able to take part in Surf's Up!

This session included a range of activities to help build on students swimming skills and safety around water. The students learnt basic CPR and first aid protocols and experienced the wave pool to help students strengthen their swimming in different conditions, all with the support of Monash Sport and Active Monash staff.

Both the students and the staff had a great time, extending their skills and knowledge beyond their usual lessons. The feedback has been fantastic and we are looking forward to holding this event again in the future.




Clayton Campus Group Fitness Studio Refurbishment

The current look of the Group Fitness Studio as refurbishments begin.

The refurbishment of the Group Fitness Studio has begun, as the old floor and mirrors are torn down and the ceiling is replaced.

Works scheduled to be completed include:
  • The installation of a superior heating and cooling system.
  • Creation of a new roof and ceiling.
  • Installation of a purpose designed sprung floor.
  • Purchase and installation of an enhanced audio system.
  • Acoustic wall cladding.
  • Additional and improved lighting.
  • Efficient and accessible storage solutions for equipment.
Draft timelines will see works commence mid-late November with the new studio available for use early – mid February.

A summer timetable will be in effect during this time, with group fitness classes taking place in alternative locations within Monash Sport.


This refurbishment project will not only provide a welcoming, motivating and exciting exercise space but will also ensure our group fitness classes continue to enhance the exercise experience for all our members.

Completion of the Monash Tan Track


The Monash Tan Track at Clayton campus has officially opened. The running and walking track features a 1 kilometre and 2 kilometre circuit and will provide students and staff with a high quality environment for enjoying the warmer weather that spring promises. The Tan track has already hosted two major events - The Light Up the Night Fun Run/Walk event as part of the University's Winterfest in August, and the Global Walk/Run event as part of the University's 10,000 Steps event in September.

Key features of the track include:
    •    Full lighting around the 1 kilometre and 2 kilometre loops to encourage safe usage in the evenings and early mornings.

    •    Drink stations strategically located along the track.

    •    Exercise equipment positioned at three strategic locations along the track.

    •    Connections to Scenic Boulevard, Blackburn Road and the new elevated bridge at Jock Marshall Reserve
.

The new raised footbridge near Jock Marshall Reserve is in the final stages of its construction, and will be open for use in the next week.

We look forward to seeing you on the track!



Pool Access Offer!

Now that Spring is here, with the weather getting warmer and days getting longer, it's now the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful weather with dive into our pool. Swimming is a great workout that burns plenty of calories.

To help those who are keen to take up swimming Monash Sport has a great offer available. From 3 October to 16 October you can get 12 casual access visits for the price of 9 (That's 3 visits for free!).

To take up this great offer you must visit one of our service desks to purchase these passes. This is available to use at all campuses*

So take the plunge and get swimming, just like this cute little duckling!



*Where facilities are available.

Court Sports Sale!

Now that Spring has finally sprung it's the perfect weather to get active, especially with a group of friends. No more Winter excuses!

To help you and your friends get even more active during the warmer months, and to make exercise a lot more fun, Monash Sport is holding a special offer on court hiring for the Badminton, Squash, Tennis, and Table Tennis courts. From 3 October through to the 16 October you can get 12 court passes for the price of 9. That means you get 3 visits for free!

To take up this amazing deal you must visit our service desks to purchase these passes. This offer is available to use at all campuses*

So take advantage of this offer and have some fun while you exercise!





*Where facilities are available.

Healthy Tips for Study Success

It's that time of semester again where exams loom and major assignments are due. This can be an incredibly stressful time as we near the end of semester. Instead of letting stress, anxiety, and sleep deprived assignment writing get the better of you, use these handing hints to end the semester strongly.

1. Eat healthy
It might be very tempting to reach for those chocolate biscuits sitting in the pantry as it is an easy and cheap snack. However, eating healthy snacks such as unsalted nuts or fruit will help improve your energy levels better and help keep your brain focused for longer. This is due to the fact that snacks such as fruit and nuts release energy slower allowing you to stay energized for longer, rather than an instant sugar hit form sugary snacks that will result in a harsh energy crash.

2. Take a study break
During this time of semester you may feel like you're being crushed by the weight of assignments and exams and that the only solution is to not leave your desk until it is all done. However, it is really important that you take study breaks during this time to allow your brain to relax. Exercising can be a really helpful form of stress relief during this time as not only are you still looking after your physical health, but also your mental health. Try going for a run, swim, or even take the dog for a walk.

3. Sleep
This is one of the most important things to do while studying .It can do more harm than good staying up all night to finish an assignment or cram for an exam. Always make sure you get a good solid nights sleep (usually about 8 hours) to allow your brain to repair itself and rejuvenate to allow you to smash out another day of studying. Your brain will thank you for it.

Follow these simple steps and you'll finish the year off strongly. You're nearly there keep pushing through. Good Luck!


Student Evaluations Survey



In order for Monash Sport to continue to provide our members with the best service possible we are conducting research into Monash Sport's role in the student experience at Monash University. Student surveys are now open and should only take 5 minutes.

It is vital for us to know what our members think of us so we can improve our servicing of students in the future, and the offering of Sport services to Monash University students. Last year we had 966 respondents, which is a great response. This year we are aiming at getting over 1000 members to respond in order to develop our facilities and timetables to best suit student needs.

 In 2015 members were generally satisfied with their experience with Monash Sport, with over 65% extremely satisfied, but there is always room for improvement. We'd love to hear from you about your experience at Monash Sport, and how this has reflected on your time at Monash University, in order to help us improve our services.

Visit the link here to complete the survey.

We really appreciate your input!



Footy Colours Day Recap

A celebration of all things football was the standout highlight of Week 9, as Monash Sport hosted Footy Colours Day across Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses.

Footy Colours Day was a huge success with many students and staff getting involved across all campuses. A variety of football oriented activities were on offer to all skill levels, with some students and staff kicking a football for the first time. Prizes were up for grabs, all while creating awareness for the Fight Cancer Foundation.

At the Footy Colours Day event on Clayton campus, the winners of the 2016 Monash AFL Footy Tipping Competition were awarded prizes, with colleagues of winner Hamish Ramsay presented with a 50-inch plasma TV on his behalf (pictured below). With TeamMONASH holding a barbeque while playing music, and Monash City Council holding a free Tai Chi class as part of Monash in Motion, an exciting atmosphere filled Clayton campus' Northern Plaza.

Monash Sport Director Brett Lavale and Participation Programs Coordinator Kris McCarthy presenting the 1st place prize to colleagues of the Monash Footy Tipping Winner, Hamish Ramsay.

The handball competition put student's accuracy to the test, while vertical leaps were tested against the record of AFL star Nic Naitanui. The most popular event of the day however, was the kicking accuracy competition, which saw students attempt to kick a football into a wheelie bin at the other side of the Northern Plaza lawn. Many attempted the feat, but only three students succeeded.

Over at Caulfield campus, healthy competition developed over who could kick a football across the Caulfield Green to the Soundshell. With the winner coming very close!


Staff and students at Peninsula campus enjoyed a MONSU run barbecue and football activities alongside live music by a student band. 

Well done to everyone who got involved and showed off their impressive skills!







Footy Colours Day Clayton

With the AFL finals heating up, and the grand final just around the corner, it's time to get your team colours out (possibly for the last time this year) and celebrate Footy Colours Day with us! Footy Colours Day is an event to celebrate all things football, all while helping to raise much needed money for the Fight Cancer Foundation to help kids who are fighting cancer. We are encouraging everyone to dress up in whatever football colours you want. AFL, soccer, rugby, whatever football code you follow we want to see it!

Monash Uni Clayton campus will be holding Footy Colours Day on Thursday 22 September from 12-2pm at the Northern Plaza. Join in on a fun filled day of festivities with plenty of competitions and activities happening on the day. Amongst the activities there will be a footy kicking accuracy competition, handball target, vertical jump test, and even soccer juggling. So get on your boots and show everyone who has the best football talents on campus.

We will also be having a special ceremony at 1pm at the Northern Plaza to award the major prize winners of the Monash AFL Footy Tipping competition. The competition saw more than 1,000 competitors with the winner taking home a great prize! come on down to see who wins and what they will be taking home.

So get your friends together and wear your team colours one last time to celebrate the end to a great footy season and support a great cause.

Visit our website for more information


Peninsula Facility Improvements


Monash Sport have completed two of its 2016 SSAF (Student Services and Amenities Fee) funded facility improvement projects, enhancing the campus experience for staff and students on Peninsula campus.

Bubble Soccer has grown in popularity on Clayton and Caulfield campuses, and will now be present at selected future Peninsula campus as well. Bubble Soccer debuted on Peninsula campus at Winterfest, and was enjoyed by all who took part. Expect to see Bubble Soccer at numerous future events.

A student and Monash Sport members lounge has been established in the foyer of MPARC, to help students and members relax and wind down after study or a workout. The new lounge includes a Foosball table, two Xbox One consoles (pictured above) with motion capture accessories Kinect, as well sporting and racing games. All games have a sport/movement theme and are available for use at no cost during MPARC opening hours.   



Footy Colours Day Peninsula

With the AFL season coming to a close and the Grand Final just around the corner, it's time to get your team colours out (possibly for the last time this year) and celebrate Footy Colours Day with us! Footy Colours Day is a celebration of all things footy and will help raise much needed money for the Fight Cancer Foundation which helps children fight cancer. We encourage everyone to dress up in your favourite footy colours no matter what code of football you follow. AFL, soccer, rugby, we want to see them all!

Monash University's Peninsula campus will see the event held on Tuesday 20 September 3-6pm. The day will be held around the Hockey Centre and will see a multitude of activities, including longest kick, penalty shootout competitions, vertical jump, handball target and even a bungy run! Perfect to have a friendly contest between friends with bragging rights on the line.

If you get tired of all the sporting activities there will be free face painting (footy colour theme of course) and a BBQ provided by MONSU, all while a live music from our very own student band plays.

Afterwards, make sure you head on down to the Hockey Centre at 6:30pm for the annual MONSU Soccer Cup that will see Peninsula vs. Caulfield in a highly anticipated match.

So get your friends together, wear your team colours and celebrate all things football for a good cause!

Visit our website for more information

Springtime Nutrition

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer it's the perfect time of year to kick start a healthy lifestyle and put the miserable winter blues behind you.

Spring is a time where plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables come into season ready and waiting to be eaten. Some may think you have to eat the same mountain of greens over and over again to get the best nutrition, but that doesn't have to be the case!

To avoid getting bored of eating the same healthy foods over and over again try mixing it up (literally) by making some super delicious, super good for you smoothies. Smoothies are the perfect way to incorporate all best nutrients into your diet in an easy, delicious and fun way, perfect for those warm lazy Sunday afternoons.

If you need some ideas check out these healthy and delicious smoothies here using all fresh ingredients, such as apple, strawberry and coconut. There is so much variety that you will never get bored of eating clean and healthy!



Footy Colours Day Caulfield

With the AFL finals in full swing and the Grand Final just around the corner its time to get your team colours out and wear them proudly for Footy Colours Day. The day will be a celebration of all things footy as well as support the Fight Cancer Foundation in helping raise much needed money for kids fighting cancer. We encourage everyone to dress up in whatever football colours you like, AFL, Soccer, Rugby whatever form of football you follow we would love to see!

Caulfield will see the event held on Wednesday September 21 from 12-2pm. Join in all the festivities with a longest kick competition and handball target on the Campus Green, and a penalty shootout competition and vertical jump at the informal sports area. So put on your boots and footy gear and prove your the best football player at Caulfield.

If you need a break from all the sporting activities there will also be free face painting (to show your team passion) and a BBQ provided by MONSU, all this while a DJ spins the latest tunes.

After an exciting day filled with football fun, head on down to the Peninsula campus to watch the annual MONSU Soccer Cup between Peninsula and Caulfield, kicking off at 6:30pm.

So get your friends together and wear your team colours for a good cause and help us celebrate the end to a great footy season!

Visit our website for more information

Monash in Motion Free Zumba and Tai Chi Sessions!

As apart of a joint initiative with Monash City Council to help us keep fit and active. Monash in Monash is set to be an exciting week of events, including FREE Zumba and Tai Chi sessions at the Northern Plaza. This is a great way to get in some quick physical activity and help relieve some stress mid-semester brings with the pile up of assignments and deadlines.

On September 21 Zumba will be held from 12 - 12.40pm. Zumba is a great workout with a difference, it combines elements of cardio with dance to give a calorie burning workout that doesn't feel like a drag to do.

On September 22 Tai Chi sessions will be held from 12 - 12.40pm. Tai Chi is a form of internal Chinese martial art that has many physical and mental health benefits, including meditation, which is great for calming the mind during a stressful semester.

We encourage everyone to come on down to the Northern Plaza at Clayton and give it a try!

Check out what else is happening during Monash in Motion or have a look at the Facebook event.



Monash Research - The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre




Are you interested in brain science?

Have you recently had a concussion or been knocked out?

If so, we need your help

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre is seeking right handed, healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 55 to help us investigate the relationship between changes in brain activity and symptoms after a concussion. We are using a non-invasive type of brain stimulation to learn more about changes post concussion and during recovery.

Participation will involve visiting our research centre in Prahran for three research sessions.  The first session will occur within 1 month since your concussion and take approximately 3 hours. The following sessions will occur 3 and 6 months post-concussion and will take approximately 2 hours each.

You will be compensated for your time and travel costs.

Together we will complete an interview, do some thinking tasks, take a recording of your brain waves and give you a short session of non-invasive brain stimulation.

If you think this sounds interesting and would like to know more please contact Ms Hannah Coyle on 9076 8649 or at hannah.coyle@monash.edu

Staying Energized During Mega Swim

With the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim now only a few short weeks away, we know everyone is getting eager to get in the water. To help our teams stay awake and energized for the full 24 hours we have compiled some tips and tricks to help you get the best out of the event without feeling like you might pass out from exhaustion.

Firstly, and most importantly, stay hydrated and do get some rest. This includes drinking water whenever possible (pool water doesn't count, drink fresh water!), and getting some form of shut eye throughout the 24 hours. We will have a designated rest area so people can come chill out, have some quite time and have a quick nap.

To help keep you energized we have very enthusiastic volunteers and support crew who will help you out with any issues and double as a cheer squad to help cheer on all teams to the finish. We will also have a DJ throughout the night pumping all the best tunes to help keep everyone in the zone and pumped up for those graveyard swimming shifts. So no matter what time you are swimming the pool will be a buzz with enthusiasm.

Visit the Mega Swim website for more information or to register your team!