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 …

Sea Swim, January 4, 2018

The low tide made it difficult to get in and out, but conditions were perfect, the sea calm, no discernable current and the rain held off until we were finished. Keep looking here over the next 24 hours for points table and news story. Results in age group order. Results in finish order. Here’s the photos, by Jean Hodson and …

Eyebright Mile, December 31, 2017

What a great way to wind up 2017. Conditions were near perfect. The tide hadn’t quite turned as we started, so there was the most gentle current to contend with at the start. Hayden Squance (24min 19sec) and Sierra Thomas (26.34) were the leading man and woman. Hayden’s time is the fastest recorded since the swims consistently began on the high …

Sea Swim, Thursday December 28, 2018

High tide at 6.06pm, so plenty of water and very little current movement. The wind was something else. It made for a challenging swim but the general consensus was that it was testing – but fun. The long swim covered just over 1000m, the short swim about 500m. Nobody had it easy, but it was achievable for most people, leaving …

Sea swim, December 21, 2017

Another perfect night – how lucky we are. The short race was over a course of about 500m, with the long swim nearly 800m. Results in age group order Results in finish order Without our star photographer, everyone had a go behind the camera. It’s a mixed bag – here they are Featured photo: In her first swim in the …

Bay of Islands Classic, December 16, 2018

Five intrepid Nelson swimmers made the journey to Paihia for the 3.3km swim, which this year went from Paihia to Russell, the first time it’s been held in this direction. It was a fairly comfortable swim, with a little choppiness. Andrew Martin placed 25th of the more than 500 finishers, taking the gold medal in his M55-59 age group, while …

Sea swim, Thursday December 14, 2017

After a few computer problems overnight, normal service is resumed. Here’s the results in age group order Here’s the results in finish order Story  on The Nelson App on your mobile device – also on Sportzhub Here’s some photos, by Janice Coyle. Points after six weeks

Sea Swim, December 7, 2018

A challenging swim of about 1300m. Luke Kelly put his stamp on the series with a definitive win over Hayden Squance, while Sophie Alexander edged out Leah Friend and Piper Riley in the women’s race. Yegor Jones continued to dominate in the short race ahead of Mark Smale, Mia Langley and Brooke Swan. Featured photo: Yegor Jones edges out Mark …

The Opening Splash – Race One of the Clements Endurance Series

Another wonderful swim with 110 taking part – 102 doing the long swim and eight doing the short swim. Luke Kelly raced to victory in the closing stages to win ahead of Hayden Squance. Sierra Thomas and Sophie Alexander reasserted their dominance from the Port Nelson series to take the first two places in the women’s section. Speaking of the …

Sea swims, November 30, 2017

The tide was pretty fierce at 6pm, but it slackened a little, allowing for a beautiful swim in warm seas with perfect conditions. Luke Kelly won a ding dong battle over Xavier Anderson and Hayden Squance to record his third win from four races. Apart from that, we’ll have to wait for the results (coming soon) to see how things …