Month: January 2016


Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race 12, January 28


Nice swim in good conditions.

Here’s tonight’s results.

Results in finish order

Photos, by Emily and Sean Trengrove

The Nelson Mail story from the Stuff website, click here

Here’s a story from events of January 30, 31 in Wellington, click here

Points to date

Fancy a free entry to the Christchurch race in the national Ocean Swim Series on Saturday February 13? We have seven free entries to give away. Email to claim one of these. First seven replies win. To find out more about the race, click here

Swim tips from Lionel Padial #4

Do you swim uphill?

Check out these tips

Lionel is hosting another swim workshop on January 31. Details here.


Clements Windows and Doors, 3.8km Ironman race

Perfect conditions, 101 competitors.

Featured photo: race start, by Simon Bloomberg

Here’s the results

Results in finish order

If you spot any errors, please email

(NB – the finish order results have been updated several times and reflect the most accurate results. The age group splits may still contain some errors.)

Here’s the Nelson Mail story from the Stuff website, click here

Check back on this page for story, photos etc over the next day or two

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race 11, January 21


Turned out to be a bit tougher than expected. Reasonable current to combat in the first leg, with a few more waves than predicted. A good challenge and preparation for Sunday’s 3.8km swim.

Featured photo: Isabella Thurlow was fifth in the short swim over about 450m. Photo: Emily Trengrove

Tonight’s photos by Emily Trengrove, click here

Here’s the results.  In age group order

Results in finish order

Here’s the Nelson Mail story – also on Stuff

Series points so far, click here

Do you swim uphill?

Check out these tips from Lionel Padial – also details of swim workshop, January 31

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race Ten, January 14


Challenging swims all round, but it was a good night for swimming with some very close finishes.

Here’s some photos, taken by Jean Hodson.

Results, click here

Featured photo: Steve Bryant looks happy as he burglars a third place finish in the short swim.

Points to date, click here

Nelson Mail story

Clements Windows and Doors Endurance Swim two – Eyebright Mile

A lovely swim after a spell of rotten weather. 109 took part, with Hayden Squance first to cross the line in 26min 30sec, followed by Terry Bone (27.38) and Chris McFadden (28.10).

Kerry Mathieson was the first woman in 30min 10sec, followed by Jude Vincent (32.25) and Janis Crampton (32.55).

Here’s the results

Results according to finish. Click here

We had no official photographer today. If you took any photos you can share, please email to

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race 8, January 7, 2016

It will be high tide at 9pm, so we’ll be swimming on an incoming tide.

Both swims will head south against the current, close to shore, before swinging out for a boosted trip to the finish. Long swim will probably return via the dolphin.