Sea Swim, Thursday December 28, 2018

High tide at 6.06pm, so plenty of water and very little current movement. The wind was something else. It made for a challenging swim but the general consensus was that it was testing – but fun.

The long swim covered just over 1000m, the short swim about 500m. Nobody had it easy, but it was achievable for most people, leaving them with a warm glow of satisfaction.

Featured photo: Luke Kelly pats himself on the head after another win, consolidating his position at the head of the points table.

Updated age group results.

Results in finish order.

Fine photos by Peter Gibbs and Jean Hodson

Here’s the points to date

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Don’t forget the following swims:

9am Sunday December 31, Clements Endurance Swims Eyebright Mile (2km). Sign on at the Nelson Yacht Club from 8am and before race briefing at 8.45am.

9am Saturday January 6, Tata Swim (see

8.30am, Sunday January 14, Clements Endurance Swims, 3.8km Ironman Challenge.

As part of our support for the Interislander Big Tahuna, we are helping out with signs advertising the event. If you live on any busy street or road in the region and have a nice front fence or lawn, would you like to volunteer a space for a few weeks leading up to the March 31 event? Email us at if you can help.

There are four different distances on offer at the Big Tahuna. To enter and obtain a 20% discount, go to and use the discount code NLESONSWIMSERIES18

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