Month: January 2019

 

Port Nelson swims, January 17

Beautiful night for a swim of about 1300m.

Age group results, click here.

Finish order results, click here

Photos, by Janice Coyle

Points, click here

Story on Sportzhub, click here

A large number of our regular swimmers, along with a few who have been regulars here before, competed in the Epic swims, the NZ Open Water Championships, in Taupo last weekend. Here’s the known results (apologies to anyone missing) – oops – that might be last year’s – will get back to that later. The 2019 Epic results are online here.

Here’s some photos from the Epic swim, courtesy of Steve Knowles from Sportzhub, click here.

During our swims and at other times during the week, please remember that the harbour is a precious shared resource. Yachties, kayakers, paddle boarders, fisher people and swimmers all enjoy and have equal rights to the water. If you come across other users, please be friendly and polite. There have been incidences of swimmers being rude to other harbour users – and vice versa. Please lead by example – a kind word averts many cross exchanges. It also lays the foundation for good relationships in the future. Similarly, please be polite to our support crews, whether in kayaks or inflatables. They are volunteers, doing their very best and if you’re rude to them they won’t come back (and then there wouldn’t be any swims – end of lesson).

We’ve received a discount code for the Big Tahuna, in Nelson on March 2. 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 other Banana Boat Ocean Swim events at oceanswim.co.nz

There’s always a large contingent of Nelson swimmers at the Capital Classic in Wellington – this year on Sunday January 27. This year we expect between 20 and 30 Nelson swimmers and hope for a big medal count. Come and be part of Team Nelson – we usually stick together and make a lot of noise at the prizegiving.

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, January 10, 2019

Sadly, the swim was called off. Although probably 80 percent of swimmers could handle the conditions, the support boats can’t safely operate in those conditions. If they were to pull up to 20 percent of swimmers out (as happened on Sunday) they would not have been able to cope, so the swim was cancelled for safety reasons.

Swimmers are referred to the site adventureswims.co.nz for recreational swims in the harbour with company.

During our swims and at other times during the week, please remember that the harbour is a precious shared resource. Yachties, kayakers, paddle boarders, fisher people and swimmers all enjoy and have equal rights to the water. If you come across other users, please be friendly and polite. There have been incidences of swimmers being rude to other harbour users – and vice versa. Please lead by example – a kind word averts many cross exchanges. It also lays the foundation for good relationships in the future. Similarly, please be polite to our support crews, whether in kayaks or inflatables. They are volunteers, doing their very best and if you’re rude to them they won’t come back (and then there wouldn’t be any swims – end of lesson).

We’ve received a discount code for the Big Tahuna, in Nelson on March 2. 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 other Banana Boat Ocean Swim events at oceanswim.co.nz

There’s always a large contingent of Nelson swimmers at the Capital Classic in Wellington – this year on Sunday January 27. This year we expect between 20 and 30 Nelson swimmers and hope for a big medal count. Come and be part of Team Nelson – we usually stick together and make a lot of noise at the prizegiving.

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

Eyebright Mile, Sunday January 6, 2019

It was the roughest Eyebright Mile on record, so top times weren’t on the cards. of the 111 starters, only 90 finished. Luke Kelly (28.39) and Abbey Smale (29.44) were the male and female winners. Luke joins a select group with three wins (that group includes Fergus Strickland, Megan Ramsay, Harrison Dean and Hayden Squance – but the most successful swimmer has been Emma Thomson, who won the event six times between 2002 and 2008).

Here’s the results in age group order, click here

Here’s the results in finish order, click here

Here’s some photos, click here

Here’s a story on Sportzhub.com

Here’s the (known) quickest times over the past 32 years. Click here