Port Nelson Sea Swim 12, January 29, 2015

Lovely swim – one of the best – about 1400m. 188 swimmers – second biggest turnout of the season. Featured swimmer, Murray Tewnion. Murray is one of the hard men of long distance triathlon, with some seriously good Ironman results to his credit. Last year Murray raced in Kona and placed well in his age group (M60-64). For most people, …

State Ocean swim, Capital Classic, Jan 25, 2015

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day in Wellington, with high tide, not a breath of wind or a cloud in the sky, but millions of (harmless) jellyfish. Luke Kelly (pictured) started alongside the 15-strong elite field, paced himself with them to the 2km turn at the Pt Jerningham lighthouse, then moved away with the leaders to place 8th …

Port Nelson Swim Eleven, January 22, 2015

Beautiful night, warm water, slight chop that took people by surprise coming back, 172 swimmers. Pity about the low tide. Results here Here’s some pics Featured swimmer, Buzz Burrell. Few people make as much effort to get to the swims as Dr Buzz. Since Buzz makes such an effort to get here every week and is unfailingly cheerful and full …

Clements Endurance Swim Three – 3.8km Ironman Challenge

Beautiful day, perfect conditions, 100 swimmers. Here’s the results No official photos taken today – anyone got a couple for the website? Email to info@nelsontriclub.co.nz The featured swimmer is Simon Kneebone, today’s winner, but pictured here finishing in the Eyebright Mile two weeks ago.

Port Nelson Swim Ten, January 15, 2015

Great swim, 192 swimmers – the most ever in 28 years of swimming. The timing crew was put to the test as the regular stopwatch somehow got mislaid after last Sunday’s triathlon. Nevertheless, they muscled through using a smartphone and have come up with a set of results. Please contact us – info@nelsontriclub.co.nz if you spot errors. Here’s the updated results …

Port Nelson Swim Nine, January 8, 2015

Beautiful night with 170 swimmers. Photos, click here Here’s the updated results, click here Featured swimmer: Deputy mayor Brian McGurk looks pleased as he comes out of the water just ahead of Eric Wylde. Here’s the points to date And finally – the Samoa Swim Draw winner for this week is Kay McPherson. Kay will go into the draw for …

Swim Tips #4

Swim Tip #4 – Drive your arm deeper.  The vast majority of swimmers, even relatively good ones begin their stroke with their hands too shallow. With the hand at or too close to the waters surface any downward stroking pressure forces the swimmers body out of the ideal horizontal position thus creating heaps of drag. The resulting solid feel of …

Eyebright Mile – Race two of the Clements Endurance Series, January 4 2015

What a beautiful day – 146 swimmers enjoyed perfect conditions for the 28th annual Eyebright Mile. Here’s some photos from Anna Perkins, click here Featured photo: Geoff Lart and Brian McGurk sprint up the beach at the end of today’s swim. Results – click here The story from the Nelson Mail, click here Story from the Marlborough Express, click here

Port Nelson Swim Eight, January 1, 2015

Tricky conditions all round, with wind, tide and light buoys making navigation difficult. Only 124 swimmers with a lot of people away, but numbers boosted by visitors to the region. Don’t forget the Eyebright Mile on Sunday – the annual 2km swim from the yacht club to the beach. Start time on the full tide at 10.15am. Registration from 9am. …

Port Nelson Swim Seven, December 18

Tricky little swim – not very long, but turned out to be much harder than expected. A field of 170 swimmers. Here’s the results, click here Here’s some photos from Anna Perkins, click here Points to date, click here Tonight’s featured swimmers. Dick Bennison, left, is the race organiser – he’s hard on wetsuits, he blames his whiskery face – …