Month: January 2017

 

Sea swims, January 26, 2017

A challenging swim of about 1200m. With this year’s leader Hayden Squance off at national triathlon events, it was left to three former series winners, Fraser Neill, Harrison Dean and Luke Kelly to battle it out for honours.

Here’s the results

Results in finish order

Here’s the season points to date

Featured swimmer Eileen Searle: Eileen is one of New Zealand’s top age group triathletes and has competed in the world championship of Ironman in Kona. She’s a regular competitor with her husband Rob, a decent triathlete and cyclist himself and an expert triathlon coach.

Photos from this week – thanks to annoying changes in Google+ they’re not in finish order. Will try to sort that for next week.

Nelson Mail story on Stuff.co.nz

Sea swims, January 19, 2017

Vigorous and punchy – a short sharp swim to celebrate the bad weather.

Here’s some photos by Carolyn Squance

Featured swimmers, Matt Hansen (top) and Jody Keefe-Laing have always been among our top swimmers in recent years. Both have been slow starters this summer, but now they’re back they’re both showing they’re forces to be reckoned with. Tonight Jody was fourth behind Hayden Squance, Luke Kelly and Terry Bone, while Matt was fifth.

Tonight’s results

Results in finish order

Points to date

Nelson Mail story on Stuff

Sea swims, January 12, 2017

At last a nice night. Here’s some photos. Peter Gibbs and Gillian Watson shared the photo duties. Any volunteers to take up this task would be very welcome.

Featured photo: Hayden Squance has dominated this season’s swimming. He took off his wetsuit tonight and finished second behind Fraser Neill.

Results

Results in finish order

Points to date

Nelson Mail story on Stuff

Tata Beach swim, January 14

For details, click here

Sea swims, January 5, 2017

Solid swims of 400m and 1200m. Christchurch swimmer Angus Syme touched just ahead of Hayden Squance in the long race, with Nelson’s 2016 junior sportswoman of the year Caitlin Delany edging out Talya Harwood in Caitlin’s last swim with us for a few years, as she prepares to take up a swim scholarship in San Diego. Zara Aydon cracked on with yet another win in the short course ahead of Emily Bryant and Nicholas Paulin.

Nelson Mail story on Stuff

Here’s some photos.

Featured photo: Jon Linyard led Denis Cooper by one second in tonight’s swim. Both have been among our top swimmers for many years. Jon has been a national age group triathlon champion on many occasions and has represented New Zealand at many world championships, most recently the world cross triathlon championships in Australia in November. Jon has given his time to coach many triathletes and is the regular coach in the tri club’s Saturday morning sessions at Riverside Pool. Denis has been a top cyclist and has also represented New Zealand in triathlon world championships. Our top 50-59 swimmer in recent years, Denis is now a personal trainer at Riverside Pool, where he helps many swimmers and triathletes (and regular people too) to achieve their health and fitness goals

Tonight’s results

Results in finish order

Points to date