Month: December 2018

 

Port Nelson Swims, January 3, 2019

Nice swim – testing, but not too much. Distance just under 1200m, Hayden Squance proved that it’s true you can beat the current by staying close to the shore. Hayden got the edge by doing that, gaining a lead at the first turn and never giving it up to take his first win of the season.

Age Group results, click here.

Results in finish order, click here.

Photos by Melinda Baigent, click here.

Points to date, click here.

Here’s a story on Sportzhub.com

Coming up – Eyebright Mile, race two of the Clements Endurance Series, on this 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.

Thanks to all those who offered refuge to a Big Tahuna sign – Mark Smale, Paul Thornton, Brendon Crequer and Marina Buonocore, Glenn Roberts, Rob and Jacinda Stevenson, Nelson Yacht Club fence, A & P showgrounds, Trubet Homes, not to mention all the Nelson Swimming Pools.

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.

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

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 27, 2018

Challenging swim of about 1250m, with slightly choppy seas and a bit of a current to face on the last leg.

Age group results, click here.

Results in finish order, click here

Photos, by Ruth Leckey, click here

Points to date, click here (NB The points table had a bit of a meltdown over the weekend – should be good now, but please check that your points tally looks ok)

Story, published on The Nelson App and Sportzhub.com

Anyone find a green cap and FINZ goggles (large lens style)? Email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz

Did you lose a towel from the ITU World Champs on Gold Coast? Phone me on 027 2406 933 – I have it.

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.

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

Do you have a high visibility front yard or fence? We have several signs like this to display around the region – either 1200x1200mm or 1200x2400mm. Please email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz or phone 027 2406 933 if you can help. We can help you with putting it up.

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 Swim Series, December 20, 2018

Conditions were great for a race that turned into a sprint for some. Although the surface was nice and calm, there was a serious current slowing things down in the first leg.

The long swim was about 650m, the short about 500m.

Age group results, click here

Finish order results, click here

Photos by Fiona Lulham, click here

Points, click here

Story on Sportzhub, click here. See also The Nelson App on your mobile device.

Did you lose a towel from the ITU World Champs on Gold Coast? Phone me on 027 2406 933 – I have it.

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

Ocean Swim Series, Race Two, The Gem, Omaha

Eight Nelson swimmers took on race two of the Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series last Saturday. The race started in the inlet, with a kilometre or so of calm flat swimming in clear water, but after popping out into the ocean things got pretty rough for the remainder of the 3.5km swim.

The medal count was two gold, two silver and two bronze, with Sierra Thomas the fourth woman overall to finish.

Here’s the results:
Sierra Thomas 2 F15-19 49.46
Andrew Martin 1 M55-59 51.44
Janis Crampton 1 F60-64 1.00.49
Stu Hebberd 2 M70-74 1.02.22
Dick Bennison 3 M65-69 1.02.36
Maggy Johnston 3 F60-64 1.06.20
Peter Gibbs 5 M70-74 1.13.15
Les Le Bas 10 M70-74 1.31.35

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.