Month: December 2017


Sea swim, December 21, 2017

Low tide this week is at 6.24pm, so it’ll be pretty well slack water.

The swim won’t be too long, as the annual Christmas barbecue will follow. Sausages, bread, sauce will be supplied free – bring any extras you fancy.

Bay of Islands Classic, December 16, 2018

Five intrepid Nelson swimmers made the journey to Paihia for the 3.3km swim, which this year went from Paihia to Russell, the first time it’s been held in this direction.

It was a fairly comfortable swim, with a little choppiness.

Andrew Martin placed 25th of the more than 500 finishers, taking the gold medal in his M55-59 age group, while Maggy Johnston survived a pre-race bee sting to take bronze in F60-64.

Dick Bennison was unlucky not to pick up a medal, finishing fourth in M60-64

Nelson results

Andrew Martin 47.53 25th (1st M55-59)

Dick Bennison 57.21 108th (4th M60-64)

Maggy Johnston 1.03.59 (3rd F60-64)

Peter Gibbs 1.05.01 (8th M65-69)

Sandra McGregor – 1.20.31 (18th F40-44)

Sea swim, Thursday December 14, 2017

After a few computer problems overnight, normal service is resumed.

Here’s the results in age group order

Here’s the results in finish order

Story  on The Nelson App on your mobile device Рalso on Sportzhub

Here’s some photos, by Janice Coyle.

Points after six weeks

Sea Swim, December 7, 2018

A challenging swim of about 1300m. Luke Kelly put his stamp on the series with a definitive win over Hayden Squance, while Sophie Alexander edged out Leah Friend and Piper Riley in the women’s race.

Yegor Jones continued to dominate in the short race ahead of Mark Smale, Mia Langley and Brooke Swan.

Featured photo: Yegor Jones edges out Mark Smale in yet another epic battle in the short race.

Here’s the results in age group order. Version two

Results in finish order

Points to date

Here’s some photos

Check The Nelson App on your mobile device for race story.

The Opening Splash – Race One of the Clements Endurance Series

Another wonderful swim with 110 taking part – 102 doing the long swim and eight doing the short swim.

Luke Kelly raced to victory in the closing stages to win ahead of Hayden Squance. Sierra Thomas and Sophie Alexander reasserted their dominance from the Port Nelson series to take the first two places in the women’s section.

Speaking of the Port Nelson series, you can see stories on your mobile device at The Nelson App – download free. The stories are also published on – for last Thursday’s swim story, click here

Here’s the results – not yet checked, so please email if you spot any errors –

Results in age group order

Here’s a few photos

Here’s the story on Sportzhub