Sea Swims, November 23, 2017

Climate change may be lulling us into a false sense of security. We’ve had a fantastic start to the season with perfect nights so far. Tonight was one of the best. Not only was the sun out and the sea calm, but our fantastic crew was ticking over in a seamless and perfect manner. Registration, timing, kayak and boat support, shore crew – everything was just right. We owe a vote of thanks to all those volunteers who turn out each week and seem to enjoy it – making things relatively stress free for all the competitors – all they need to do is swim.

Here’s the results

Results in finish order

(This is version two of results – it should clear up any errors, but please email with concerns. Ditto with points – the earlier you check and let us know, the better chance we have of making corrections)

Points to date

Here’s some photos, by Janice Coyle

Featured photo: Ralph Hetzel has been involved in the sea swims since the year dot. He still looks happy to be here. If you win a treasured fish at the end of the season, Ralph made it.

I got 1km on my watch for the long swim. Anyone have their gps going for the short swim? Email if you have a distance.

Here’s a little video of the course

Apologies for the late completion of last week’s news page. That page is now complete.

Do you fancy some extra swimming? Head to Kaiteriteri after work on Monday. Here’s a report from the opening swim of this group – all welcome.

Don’t forget your entry to the Interislander Big Tahuna swim on March 31. It’s part of the national Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series and has distances to suit all abilities. The target is 800 swimmers taking part from all over the country. You can get a 20% discount on your entry by using the code┬áNLESONSWIMSERIES2018

You can read all about it and put in your entry at

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