Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race 10, January 21, 2021

It’s high tide on Thursday at 4.23pm (although it’s not a very big tide – 3.4m). That means it’ll be outgoing, so the course will probably be anti-clockwise – out towards the dolphin to start with. After some dodgy weather earlier in the week it should be ok by Thursday evening. Here’s some good news from the Banana Boat Ocean …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race Nine, January 14, 2021

Another fantastic night for a swim. Terry Bone nearly had it won, when a non-wetsuit swimmer streaked by like a bolt of lightning – it was the new Eyebright Mile record holder Alec Swan putting the final touches on his preparation for Swimming NZ’s open water championships in Taupo this weekend. Ben Marshall and Hamish Neill went head-for-head for third, …

Eyebright Mile, January 10, 2021

Records tumbled today, with three men going below Cadman Irvine’s 1993 time of 23.21 and Abbey Smale taking 84 seconds of Sam Winward’s 2015 time of 25.41. Alec Swan took the win in 22.37 after a sprint to the line with Hayden Squance, who stopped the clock at 22.38, with Oxford Bayley finishing in 22.43. Luke Kelly was fourth in …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race Eight, January 7, 2021

Lovely swim tonight of about 1250m. Oxford Bayley led the way home, followed by Hayden Squance, some swimmers from Aquagym in Christchurch, then Nic Hall and Alec Swan, swimming without a wetsuit. Abbey Smale was the first woman, followed by Isabella Thurlow, swimming without a wetsuit, Brooke Swan and Christina Harris. Results have been messed up by a non-registered swimmer …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race Seven, December 31, 2020

Beautiful swim of just over 1100m. Oxford Bayley recorded his third win of four swims this season to edge out Hayden Squance by a comfortable 20 seconds. A minute back, Terry Bone squeezed out third place by a second from Abbey Smale. Christina Harris and Lucy Barron took second and third places in the women’s field. Here’s tonight’s results Here’s …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race Six, December 24, 2020

Phew!! Short sharp swim of 650m. Conditions were perfect – high tide, calm conditions and a short swim to allow time for the Christmas barbecue. Hayden Squance took off at the start, veering slightly more to the right, to open up a lead on the first leg south and holding it to the finish to win from Nic Hall by …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race Five, December 17, 2020

Another perfect night, apart from the low tide making it awkward getting in and out. With Alec Swan, Oxford Bayley, Nic Hall and Abbey Smale off on a national long distance camp, the race was wide open. Last year’s series winner Luke Kelly was on the start line for the first time this summer and Hayden Squance is always right …

Sprint Tri (Duathlon and Short Options) Results

A beautiful sunny morning for Sprint Tri (with Duathlon and Short Options). There were 54 race competitors on the start line. Well done to all those who competed. Overall winners are: Long Triathlon- Hayden Squance Long Duathlon- Janek Manderson Short Triathlon- Braden Lawson Short Duathlon- Jaan Smith Click here for race results Thanks again to ALL our wonderful volunteers and …

Banana Boat swim series, Race One, Swim the Shore

A dozen Nelson swimmers made the journey north for the 3.8km swim between Narrow Neck and Takapuna Beach. Abbey Smale and Oxford Bayley swam in a small group near the head of the field, with Oxford missing victory by just a narrow stretch of beach to place second, 20 seconds behind Brent Foster of Auckland. Abbey stuck with the pace, …