Events

Membership is now open for the year November 1, 2021, to October 31, 2022. To receive the 20% off our selected races you must register to be a member first. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership
Check out the other benefits of becoming a member here

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Nov
18
Thu
2021
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Nov 18 2021 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 17 2022 @ 7:30 pm

The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must check in before 6pm on race night.

**ALL competitors must REGISTER ONLINE no later than the night before their first swim!!! Online registration is simple and means you’re registered for any of the Thursday night swims. If you just want to do one or a few swims then select ‘Pay at Event’ under Payment Options and bring cash on the night of your swim. Note we can no longer guarantee on-the-night registrations! Priority will be given to those who have pre-registered. If the registration team is unable to enter your details into the registration system before 6pm you won’t be able to swim that evening.**

COSTS
Season registration is $120 includes a swim cap (unlimited swims, 18 swims in total)
Single swim is $15 per swim +$5 for swim cap (you must have the correct colour coded series swim cap, which can be used again over the season). No discounts on single swims or on the night entries.

PAYMENT OPTIONS (Choose one option)

  • Pay online Full Series ($120) -select this option to pay online (non-member).
  • Club member ($70) -$50 discount off full series, must be Nelson Tri Member. -select this option to pay online as a club member. Note you must be a registered member to receive the discount. To become a member goto: New members join here or to renew your membership goto: My Membership
  • School Student U16 ($60) -50% discount off full series. -select this option to pay online for school student U16.
  • Pay at Event (single swim) -bring cash on the night of swim. -select this option if you plan to do just one or a few races, and pay $15 (cash only) when you check in each night ($20 on the first night to include a cap). Note there are no discounts for casual swims or on-the-day entries.

On each night there will be a short and a long course. The short swim will generally be 300m-800m, while the long swim will be 1000m-1500m. Exact distances will vary depending on conditions. Where possible, the short course swim will extend to longer distances in the new year.

Starts will be in waves:

  • Short swim (orange caps).

Long course (3 separate waves)

  • Strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps)
  • Confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps)
  • Recreational swimmers in wave three (3-red caps)

Less confident swimmers are asked to start at the rear of wave two or three. Kayakers will endeavour to keep a closer watch on these swimmers, who will also be in view of a shore official at all times. Choose these options if you enjoy the company and security of the series environment, but are not concerned about competition or times (times will be taken however as this is a check that all swimmers are accounted for).

Times will be adjusted to reflect the wave start, so you’ll receive your exact swim time. However, it’s important that you verify your wave start on registration and have the correct coloured cap.

Note: Our registration team will download the entry list before 8:30 am on the day of the race, therefore be sure to register before 8:30am on the day of the race to be listed on that night’s registration list. If you register after this time we may ask you to register again at the event as we won’t have your details. However, we will honour any payments made online, please bring proof ie email confirmation.

Thursday Night Sea Swims Registration

Given the nature of the event and the challenges of tide and wave conditions, it is important that all athletes feel comfortable and confident swimming 500m front crawl in open water, whilst making significant forward progress at all times. Adherence to this requirement will be at the sole discretion of the race director.

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Dec
5
Sun
2021
Race 1: Rylock Doors & Windows Endurance Swim, Opening Splash @ Tahunanui Beach
Dec 5 @ 10:45 am – 12:45 pm

Rylock Windows & Doors

Race 1 – 10.45am, Sunday December 5, 2021, Rylock Doors & Windows Opening Splash, 2km

Opening Splash is a reversal of the Eyebright Mile. Start at Tahunanui Beach and finish at the yacht club ramp. Short option, start at Richardson St Steps, swim to the yacht club, 600m (must sign on at Tahunanui Beach by 10.30am). High tide 11.13am (3.8m).

Click here to register

Note the registration allows you select one or more in the Endurance series swims. If you only wish to do one then just tick the box next to the one you wish to register for. However if you do decide later to do another swim in the series you’ll need to make sure you register again for that swim!

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Jan
2
Sun
2022
Race 2: Rylock Doors & Windows Challenge 5km @ Nelson Yacht Club
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Rylock Windows & DoorsRace 2 – Rylock Doors & Windows Challenge 5km
Sunday, January 2, 2022

Course to be confirmed.

Click here to register

Note the registration allows you to select one or more in the Endurance series swims. If you only wish to do one then just tick the box next to the one you wish to register for. However, if you do decide later to do another swim in the series you’ll need to make sure you register again for that swim!

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Feb
13
Sun
2022
Race 3 – Rylock Doors & Windows Eyebright mile @ Nelson Yacht Club to Tahunanui Beach
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Rylock Windows & Doors

Race 3 – Eyebright Mile, starts at 8am Sunday Feb 13 2022, and is a 2km swim.
This is the traditional race from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp to Tahunanui. We also have a shorter option (1300m) from Richardson St steps, starting at TBC. Everyone must register first at the yacht club by 8.45am. High tide 9.00am (3.3m).

Click here to register

Note the registration allows you select one or more in the Endurance series swims. If you only wish to do one then just tick the box next to the one you wish to register for. However if you do decide later to do another swim in the series you’ll need to make sure you register again for that swim!

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Mar
19
Sat
2022
Race 4: Rylock Doors & Windows Ironman Challenge @ Tahunanui Beach
Mar 19 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

Rylock Windows & Doors Race 4 – Rylock Doors & Windows Ironman Challenge, 3.8km 11.15am, Saturday March 19, 2022,

Swimmers head north from Tahunanui Beach, starting at 11.15am, first rounding a buoy off Rocks Rd to reach the dolphin navigation marker at about high tide, turning south to follow the southeast toe of Haulashore Island around to the second navigation marker to the south of the island, then back to the beach. Competitors in the short swim of 1300m will walk to the Richardson St steps, swimming straight back to Tahunanui Beach, starting 30 minutes after the 3.8km race. All competitors must register at Tahunanui Beach by 11.00am.

Click here to register

Not sure if you’re already registered check the confirmation list here

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.