Month: December 2018

 

Port Nelson Swims – December 13

Conditions couldn’t have been better for what was probably the most pleasant swim this season. At the front of the long race, things were more competitive than ever, but that’ll all be clear from the results and photos.

Results in age group order – click here

Results in finish order – click here

Photos by Janice Coyle

Points to date – click here

Next week (December 20), we’ll hold our annual Christmas barbecue after the swim, with the compliments of Port Nelson. Allow yourself a bit of time to hang about after the swim – bring some extra food and a drink if you fancy. We’ve received three free entries to the The Interislander Big Tahuna on March 2. These will be announced at the barbecue, but you have to be there to claim them.

There’s no break in the Port Nelson series over Christmas – we swim every Thursday night.

Something to look forward to is the Eyebright Mile, race two of the Clements Endurance Series, on Sunday January 6 at 11am. As well as the 2km course from the yacht club to the beach, there’s a short option of 1400m from the Richardson St Steps.

We’ve received a discount code for the Big Tahuna. If you enter using the code SWIMNELSON10 you’ll get a 10% discount to the Nelson race. Many Nelson swimmers take part in these national Ocean Swim series with several going to Omaha Beach north of Auckland this weekend and more than 20 regularly taking part in the Capital Classic in Wellington – this season on January 27. Give it some thought.

You can read more and put in your entry to these events at oceanswim.co.nz

You should also start thinking about Swim Fiji – your late winter getaway, August 22-26, 2019. Several Nelson swimmers have already flagged an interest. Check the website – www.oceanswimfiji.com

Port Nelson Swims – December 6

Despite the miserable sky, the swim was wonderful. Calm seas and a moderate current made for some competitive swimming, with Luke Kelly turning the tables on Alec Swan at the front of the field in a nail-biting finish. The green boat that came and anchored during the race caused a few people to have problems with the finish – those are being sorted.

Results in age group order, click here

Results in finish order, click here

Points to date

Photos by Ruth Leckey, click here.

Here’s a story from Sportzhub

Anyone leave behind a red swim cap and a pair of larger framed zoggs goggles? Text or phone 0272713420 if they’re yours.

We’ve received a discount code for The Interislander Big Tahuna in Nelson on March 2. If you enter using the code SWIMNELSON10 you’ll get a 10% discount to the Nelson race. Many Nelson swimmers take part in these swims, with more than 20 regularly taking part in the Capital Classic in Wellington – this season on January 27. Give it some thought.

You can read more and put in your entry at oceanswim.co.nz

You should also start thinking about Swim Fiji – your late winter getaway, August 22-26, 2019. Check the website – www.oceanswimfiji.com

 

Ocean Swim Series – Race one – Bay of Islands Classic

Fifteen or so of our swimmers took part in race one of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series on Sunday.

In very rough conditions, we came home with six gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the 3.3km swim between Paihia and Russell, and a gold and a silver in the 750m swim on a loop course from Russell.

Here’s the Nelson results

Here’s a few random photos

We’ve now received a discount code for The Interislander Big Tahuna in Nelson on March 2. If you enter using the code SWIMNELSON10 you’ll get a 10% discount to the Nelson race. Many Nelson swimmers take part in these swims, with more than 20 regularly taking part in the Capital Classic in Wellington – this season on January 27. Give it some thought.

You can read more and put in your entry at oceanswim.co.nz

You should also start thinking about Swim Fiji – your late winter getaway in August, 2019. Details are due to be released any day now.