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  • Why Joni Bentham took the plunge into ocean swimming - and how it rewarded her in return

    6 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    A devastating diagnosis forced an ambitious athlete to give up the sports she loved. Determined to keep exercising, she took the plunge into ocean swimming.
    Words: Heather Kidd
    On Joni Bentham's living room wall is a framed poster of a woman underwater. Her hair is long and glossy black, and she is wearing a cheery pink-and-white striped swimming costume.
    Arms outstretched, legs straight, she is deep below the surface of the ocean. Although her face is not visible, one senses that were she to spin around, her expression would be joyful.
    At the base of the picture is the phrase, ‘And into...
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