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February – traditionally the month of calm conditions, where we stretch the swims out and enjoy the speed. Not so this year, as El Nino seems intent on plaguing us to the bitter end.
Tonight’s swim was rough and tough, but short enough that we could all enjoy punching into the waves (the offer only available for a limited time).
In the end, the short swim was about 400m, the long one only about 600m.
Photos, by Jean Hodson
Feature photo, Hayden Squance, consistently near the top of the field and second this week.
Story from Nelson Mail and stuff.co.nz, click here
Points to date after 12 swims, click here (NB overall season placing will be calculated on the best 10 results over the season for each swimmer)
With apologies for the amount of time it’s taken, here’s the results from Thursday’s swim.
Points to date, click here
Some great results from the Christchurch round of the Ocean Swim Series, with gold medals for Kerry Mathieson (F45-49), Janis Crampton (F55-59), Margaret Johnston (F60-64) and Derek Eaton (70-74). Also bronze medals to Kuke Kelly (M15-19) and Kirstin Ramsay (F30-34).
High tide for this swim, 6.56pm, so the current will be incoming, south to north. Not a very big tide (3.2m), so shouldn’t be too great. The short course will be approximately 500m around the cluster of yachts off the boat shed. The long course will go further south to the black yacht then to another yacht close to the jetty back to the dolphin and then to finish at the yacht club ramp.
If you missed points, stories etc from last week, take a look back to last week’s page – they’re all there now. Sorry they were a bit late appearing.
Nice swim in good conditions.
Photos, by Emily and Sean Trengrove
The Nelson Mail story from the Stuff website, click here
Here’s a story from events of January 30, 31 in Wellington, click here
Fancy a free entry to the Christchurch race in the national Ocean Swim Series on Saturday February 13? We have seven free entries to give away. Email email@example.com to claim one of these. First seven replies win. To find out more about the race, click here
Great swim – about 1400m for the long swim, 400m for the short.
Here’s the Nelson Mail story from the Stuff website, click here
Feature photo, Simon Kneebone, left, was 8th, followed by Caitlin Delany and Jon Linyard. Photo Jean Hodson
Lovely swim in good conditions. Here’s the results
Points table to date, click here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with corrections.
Story in the Nelson Mail, click here
Photos by Peter Gibbs and Jean Hodson, click here
Conditions were perfect.
Featured photo: Hayden Squance and Thomas Heaton took it all the way to the finish, with Thomas, on the right, taking it by a whisker. (Photo: Emily Trengrove)
Here’s the results, click here
Photos from Emily Trengrove, click here
Points to date, click here Any corrections, please email email@example.com
Sorry this has taken a while to catch up with. From now on, it’ll be updated weekly. Keep an eye on your points and let us know as soon as possible if there are mistakes.
For the table so far, click here
Conditions were marginal with wind and rough conditions and because of the difficulties that would be experienced with support boats and kayaks, the race was cancelled.
Don’t forget the first Clements Windows and Doors Endurance Race, The Opening Splash, 2km from the beach to the yacht club, 11.30am Sunday December 13. The short option is 600m, Richardson St Steps to the Yacht Club – everyone must sign up and be at the beach for the race briefing by 11.15am.
Following the swim on December 17, there will be a barbecue – fish/sausages provided. Bring extra food and drinks and enjoy some time winding down after the swim.
No swim on Christmas Eve, December 24. There will be a swim on New Year’s Eve, December 31.