Port Nelson Swims – December 6

Despite the miserable sky, the swim was wonderful. Calm seas and a moderate current made for some competitive swimming, with Luke Kelly turning the tables on Alec Swan at the front of the field in a nail-biting finish. The green boat that came and anchored during the race caused a few people to have problems with the finish – those …

Ocean Swim Series – Race one – Bay of Islands Classic

Fifteen or so of our swimmers took part in race one of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series on Sunday. In very rough conditions, we came home with six gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the 3.3km swim between Paihia and Russell, and a gold and a silver in the 750m swim on a loop course from Russell. …

Port Nelson Swims, November 22

A good turnout of 165 swimmers on a near-perfect night, marred only by a strong current and a very slight chop. Age group results, click here. Results in finish order, click here. Points to date, click here. Photos, by Janice Coyle. Story, click here. Race one of the Clements Endurance Series is on Sunday. The Opening Splash, 2km from the …

Port Nelson Swims, Thursday November 15

Nice to get the series underway on a nice night, despite the slight current and a bit of chop. Some drama at the front of the field, as the leaders struggled to stick to the course. Read all about it in the story below. Here’s the results in age group order. Results in finish order. Points table. Photos, by Janice …

Port Nelson Swims – opening night, Thursday November 8, 2018

Uh Oh Things are rotten at the yacht club – wind, waves and generally nasty weather, so sadly, tonight’s swim is cancelled. Things are looking much more positive next week – see you then.   There are signs of increased activity in the water as swimmers get back into the swing of things. It’s still brisk, but slowly warming up. …

Haulashore Circuit Results

Here are the results from Clements Endurance Series, Haulashore Circuit, 2.8km. Haulashore Overall Results Haulashore Category Results

Port Nelson Sea Swims, prizegiving night

A fun night with a surprisingly tough relay. All the volunteers and winners of various categories were recognised. Photos, by Janice Coyle Don’t forget the Haulashore Circuit at 11am on Sunday and The Interislander Big Tahuna on Saturday March 31. The discount code for The Interislander Big Tahuna is¬†NELSONSWIMSERIES2018 The price goes up on Friday night, so get the 20% …

Port Nelson swim, March 8

Very nice swim to finish the season – just over 1500m for the long swim, calm conditions, not much current on the return leg from the black boat. Here’s the results. Results in finish order Photos, by Janice Coyle Here’s the final points. Story on Sportzhub

Port Nelson swim, February 15

Turned out to be a great swim. The sea was calm, the sun was out, the current was barely there and the water didn’t taste bad at all. To the delight of some, the reduced field – the lowest this summer – gave the chance to pick up some points. Featured photo: Jude Vincent and Jane Alloway were very happy …

Port Nelson swim, February 8, 2018

What a great swim. If we get more high tide opportunities, this seems like a popular option – give us your thoughts. After a look at the tide tables, it doesn’t seem that there’s one suitable for another beach swim this season. We’ll definitely put some on the season for next year. We had 156 swimmers, in perfect conditions. Here’s …