Rylock Swim Series Race Eleven, January 27 2022

We’ve come to expect tough swims and tonight’s was another in the same mould. At least no current was in evidence, but the wind from the north stirred up a decent maelstrom. On the positive side, we had one of the best starts this summer, with a start buoy giving a clear line close to shore making it easier for …

Under Red Light

We have done this before, we can do it again. Please be patient and kind to our wonderful volunteers. Please Read Covid Regulations under Red Light All competitors MUST HAVE a My Vaccine Pass AND BE REGISTER ONLINE the night before, registration will close on Wednesdays at 5pm. No new registrations on the swim night will be accepted. Any changes required for registrations, must by emailed through by Wednesday …

Rylock Swim Series Race Ten, January 20 2022

Yet another tough swim, here’s the results: Tonight’s swim was the longest yet at about 1550m. Hayden Squance performed his customary demolition of the field ahead of Terry Bone, Hamish Neill and the first two women Abbey Smale and Sam Harman. Eddie Swain sneaked in for fifth between Abbey and Sam. In the short swim over about 750m, Brianna Mackay …

Chia Sisters Olympic Tri/ Multisport Results

Congratulations to all who took part in the Chia Sisters Olympic Tri/ Multisport (with short options) race! It was a beautiful morning with 66 competitors and teams. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors Chia Sisters for supplying chia drinks for all our thirsty athletes. A special thanks to all our volunteers who helped out. We couldn’t run these races without you! …

Rylock Swim Series Race Nine, January 13, 2022

Another tough swim. The expected current was flowing from the south, but the winds were stronger than expected, making the southernmost point of the swim a bit of a challenge. Feature photo: Rob Cant, Erin O’Connor and Polina Stucke – always there, always happy to finish. Photo by Kay Sneddon. Hayden Squance claimed his accustomed spot at the front of …

Rylock Swim Series Race Eight, January 6, 2022

Perfect conditions for a race of close to 1400m. Swimmers from AquaGym in Christchurch, here on their annual training week, made their presence felt, especially on the short race of about 800m. In the long race, Louis Clark touched down fractionally before Ben Isles, winner of Sunday’s 5km race. Hayden Squance was in the sprint to the finish, taking third …

Endurance Series, Race Two, Rylock Windows and Doors 5km Challenge

Featured photo: Wendy Healey leads in a bunch of seven swimmers, who finished within 13 seconds of each other. It was a perfect swim – conditions couldn’t have been better. In the long race it was a clean sweep by out-of-towners. Ben Isles and Hayden Squance went stroke for stroke most of the way, but Ben, from Christchurch, pulled away …

Rylock Swim Series Race Seven, December 30, 2021

Featured photo by Kay Sneddon, Oxford Bayley, Hayden Squance and Terry Bone. That was a very tough swim of just over 1300m. The first 600m south was a tough slog into the wind and tide. The prevailing wisdom was to stick close to the wall, but it was hard not to be pushed out into the harbour. The next two …

Rylock Swim Series Race Six, December 23, 2021

Fast and furious tonight, with Terry Bone coming in ahead of Austen Dean, Hamish Neill, Abbey Smale and Sam Harman. Here’s the results Here’s the photos, by Juliet Cripwell Some extra photos, by Kay Sneddon Points to date Here’s the story on Sportzhub by Peter Gibbs Thursday swims continue through the Christmas and New Year period, with the first 5km …

Rylock Swim Series Race Five, December 16, 2021

A testing swim of 1km, with the first leg a battle against the current and the rest of the race a battle to not be swept away. Hayden Squance, Terry Bone, Hamish Neill, Abbey Smale and Austen Dean led the field home, with Sophie Pahl and Keshia Linyard leading the short race. Pictured, Isabella Thurlow and Sierra Thomas Full results …