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 – …

Swim tips #3

Swim Tip #3 – Relax your hands. The latest in a series of swim tips from Nelson coach Lionel Padial The picture above says it all…. here we have the most successful swimmer that has ever lived swimming at speed and as you can see, his fingers are open! Surely he would go faster with his fingers together and his …

Port Nelson Swim Six, December 11

Beautiful calm night, even if the low tide made it a bit awkward getting in and out. Charlie Perkins headed off Jaslyn Humphries in the sprint to the finish of the short swim, while Kelly savoured a tactical finish as he came in a touch ahead of Thomas Heaton. Here’s the updated version of the results, click here Points to …