Events

Download our Nelson Tri events programme for 2019-2020
Membership is now open for the year November 1, 2019, to October 31, 2020. 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.

Jan
30
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Jan 30 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must register by 6pm.

Season registration costs $75 for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members (20%) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to recieve the club discount. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership

Casual swims cost $10 per night and swimmers must purchase a cap ($5) on the first night. Swimmers are asked to register online in advance of their first swim. Please check-in at the ramp by 6pm.

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, with the short swim starting first (orange caps). The long course will start after 15 minutes, with strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps), confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps) and 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.

Register here

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.

Feb
6
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Feb 6 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must register by 6pm.

Season registration costs $75 for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members (20%) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to recieve the club discount. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership

Casual swims cost $10 per night and swimmers must purchase a cap ($5) on the first night. Swimmers are asked to register online in advance of their first swim. Please check-in at the ramp by 6pm.

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, with the short swim starting first (orange caps). The long course will start after 15 minutes, with strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps), confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps) and 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.

Register here

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.

Feb
9
Sun
2020
Race 3: Clements Haulashore Circuit @ Nelson Yacht Club
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am


Race 3 – 10.30am, Sunday February 9, 2020, Clements Haulashore Circuit, 2.8km
Registration at the yacht club 9.45am-10.15am.
Here’s the course: From the yacht club, head straight to the dolphin, turn right and go out through the cut, then left and around the south end of the island. back up to the dolphin, then in to the ramp – just a touch over 2.8km. There will be a short option, to the dolphin and return, a distance of 800m. High tide 10.57am (4.3m).
Click here to register for Race 3

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

Feb
13
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Feb 13 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must register by 6pm.

Season registration costs $75 for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members (20%) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to recieve the club discount. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership

Casual swims cost $10 per night and swimmers must purchase a cap ($5) on the first night. Swimmers are asked to register online in advance of their first swim. Please check-in at the ramp by 6pm.

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, with the short swim starting first (orange caps). The long course will start after 15 minutes, with strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps), confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps) and 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.

Register here

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.

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Feb 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must register by 6pm.

Season registration costs $75 for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members (20%) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to recieve the club discount. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership

Casual swims cost $10 per night and swimmers must purchase a cap ($5) on the first night. Swimmers are asked to register online in advance of their first swim. Please check-in at the ramp by 6pm.

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, with the short swim starting first (orange caps). The long course will start after 15 minutes, with strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps), confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps) and 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.

Register here

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.

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must register by 6pm.

Season registration costs $75 for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members (20%) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to recieve the club discount. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership

Casual swims cost $10 per night and swimmers must purchase a cap ($5) on the first night. Swimmers are asked to register online in advance of their first swim. Please check-in at the ramp by 6pm.

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, with the short swim starting first (orange caps). The long course will start after 15 minutes, with strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps), confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps) and 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.

Register here

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.

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Race 4: Clements Ironman Challenge @ Tahunanui Beach
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Race 4 – 2.00pm, Sunday March 1, 2020, Clements Ironman Challenge, 3.8km
Swimmers head north from Tahunanui Beach, starting at (tbc) and will reach the dolphin navigation marker at about high tide, turning south to follow the 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 (tbc). High tide 2.48pm (3.6m).
Click here to register for Race 4

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

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Mar 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must register by 6pm.

Season registration costs $75 for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members (20%) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to recieve the club discount. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership

Casual swims cost $10 per night and swimmers must purchase a cap ($5) on the first night. Swimmers are asked to register online in advance of their first swim. Please check-in at the ramp by 6pm.

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, with the short swim starting first (orange caps). The long course will start after 15 minutes, with strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps), confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps) and 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.

Register here

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.

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims Relay and Prize Giving @ Nelson Yacht Club
Mar 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must register by 6pm.

Thursday, March 12th is the final night of the swim series for this season. The swim will be a relay followed by Prize Giving.

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.