Port Nelson Swims, Thursday February 21

Interesting venue – rotten getting in and out due to the very low tide, but a nice swim.

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

Here’s the results in finish order, click here

Here’s a lot of photos by Sandra McGregor – click here

Here’s a funny little video

Story now on The Nelson App on your mobile device (news tab) – also on Sportzhub (click here)

Points to date (sorted on the best 12 of each swimmer’s results), click here

The Interislander Big Tahuna is coming up in just over a week – on Saturday March 2. If you haven’t entered yet, please do. Use the code SWIMNELSON10 to get a discount on your entry.

It’s easy to take events like this for granted, but getting it here was the result of some serious lobbying. Christchurch want it back. We believe the event does the sport of sea swimming in our area a lot of good and we’d like to keep it. The things we can do to make it attractive include being our friendliest and most welcoming to visitors (we’re offering a free Thursday swim next week to all those who have travelled here), to ensure that entry numbers are as big as we can make them, and to provide plenty of volunteers to help with setup and running of the event.

For Friday next week (March 1), we need as many people as possible at 2pm to set up the main structures – fences, tents, etc. Even if you can only spare an hour in your lunch break, please consider coming and helping with this. We need a few more on Friday to help with preparing race packs and other tasks, but it’s the donkey work of getting all the materials carried to the beach that we need to most help with.

On race day, Saturday March 2, our resources will be stretched. We need 15 volunteers to help with a variety of tasks – registration tent, clipping off race numbers at the finish, keeping the finish line clear, helping the race director, being a gopher to and from the timing tent and so on. Although competitors can do some of this, these tasks are mostly for people not competing. That means your mother, father, brothers sisters, husbands, wives, friends and workmates. You can help by shoulder tapping someone you know.

If you can help, or know of someone who can on either day, please email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz or phone me, Peter Gibbs, on 026 2406 933

Newsletters: If you enter any of our events online, we add you to our mailing list for regular newsletters. However, if you’re an on-the-night entry, you may not be on our mailing list. If you’d like to be added, please email us (info@nelsontriclub.co.nz) – all we need is your name and email address.

2 Commentsto Port Nelson Swims, Thursday February 21

  1. Ralph Hetzel says:

    Peter….. Ralph and Sally will be “On the Beach” 2pm friday the 1st.!!

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