Sea swim, January 18, 2018

It wasn’t pretty, but the swim of about 1000m in murky water had a few surprises with some rough water and a bit of current out by the dolphin.

Here’s the results in age group order.

Results in finish order.

Photos, by Janice Coyle

Points to date

One of our fun jobs each year is providing support for the Weetbix Tryathlon at Tahuna Beach. This year it’s on March 4. We need 20 volunteers over the age of 16, wearing wetsuits (you’ll be standing in the water for a few hours). Each one will be paid $25 (you can donate it to the club if you want). You’ll need to set aside the morning for the event. If you can help, please email

Following the cancellation of Sunday’s 3.8km Ironman swim we had high hopes we could run it later in the season. Unfortunately Surf Rescue are unavailable on the very few dates that were possible so the swim won’t now be held this season.

The Interislander Big Tahuna on March 31 Рcoming up quickly. Remember, there are four distances on offer, so something for everyone. You can enter at and get a 20% discount by using the code NELSONTRICLUB18

For those trying to use the earlier code Рit was lacking a couple of digits Рshould have been NELSONSWIMSERIES2018.

Either of those codes should work. If you want to get a feel for the Ocean Swim series, join about 20 of us in Wellington next weekend for the Capital Classic. If you can pick up cheap flights it’s a great weekend – details at

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