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Interesting swim, battling the tide on leg one, then catching some chop as tide and wind fought each other on the return. 157 swimmers.
Hayden Squance continued to dominate, winning for the third consecutive week, this time by three seconds from Sam McKenzie with Xavier Anderson a further four seconds back. In the women’s field, Caitlin Delany finished four seconds ahead of Talya Harwood, with Bree Anderson in third.
A three-way sprint tipped Zara Aydon out of her normal position at the front of the short race, with Ruby-Lou Stuart finishing first, a second ahead of Kaleb Johnston and Zara a second further back.
Featured swimmer Tom Dunn is one of a select band of swimmers in the 70+ age group. Now 73, Tom was born when World War II was in full swing (in 1943) and is about 10 times as old as our youngest swimmers.
Here’s the results. Worth noting that you should be sure that the colour of your cap is the same as that written down by your name at registration and also that the photos we take are an aid to determining your finishing position, so please don’t duck away from the camera. Both those issues have delayed the processing of the results.
Story from the Nelson Mail, click here
Featured swim, Hayden Squance, winner of both races so far this season.
Close to 130 swimmers on a low tide, age group results, click here
Results in finish order, click here
Photos, thanks to Emily Trengrove, click here.
Here’s the Nelson Mail story, on Stuff, click here
Points at last, click here
Congratulations to the 148 hardy souls who braved the chilly waters at the end of a dingy day. Opening night can be a bit of a struggle, but thanks to early arrivals and the efficiency of our crew in handling two queues, it all went well.
Featured photo: Terry Bone was happy to finish close to the front of the field.
A couple of swimmers missed buoys and were docked a minute – something to be aware of in the stress of competition.
Take a look at the 365 photos taken by Emily Trengrove – click here
Google has a try at creativity, click here
Here’s the results in age group order, click here
Here’s the results in overall finish order, click here
Not much to see yet in the points table, but here’s how it stands so far, click here
Here’s the Nelson Mail story on the Stuff website, click here