Clements Endurance Series, Race Four, 3.8km Ironman Challenge

The early morning start was worth it to get a nice calm sea. A beautiful day, with 70 starters in the long swim of 3.8km and 11 starters in the 1.3km swim. The finish was dramatic, with three swimmers sprinting for the line – the shelving beach making it tricky to stay upright. In the end it was Alec Swan …

Port Nelson Swims – Thursday February 14

A bit rough early on, so shorter courses. However, things died down a bit, so it became a shorter preparation for Sunday’s long swim. Results in age group order, click here Results in finish order, click here Points click here (Note that the table is now sorted on your best 12 swims – your worst results are discarded) Photos by …

Ocean Swims, Race Four, Sand to Surf, Mt Maunganui

Another good day for Nelson swimmers. The long swim of 2.6km was shortened to about 2km due to the rough conditions, with a particularly difficult section through the surf from the shore out to the first buoy. Of eleven swimmers, seven won age group medals, while Sierra Thomas added the gold medal for the first woman overall and Luke Kelly …

Port Nelson swims, February 7

It was a wonderful swim tonight, with the long swim stretching out to about 1600m, taking in the area south to Richardson St, north to a buoy off the Haulashore jetty, then back to the ramp. Age group results, click here Results in finish order, click here Photos, click here Points, click here. Story – here Friday or Saturday Following …

Clements Endurance Series Race Three – Haulashore Circuit

A perfect day – especially appreciated after a summer of rough swims. With a long weekend and the attraction of pool competition for the younger swimmers, number were down to 80 – 12 in the short swim and 68 in the full circuit. Times in finish order click here Times in age group order, click here Photos by Annie Odienne, …

Port Nelson Swims, Thursday January 31, 2019

It was a testing swim after all. The tide was right, there wasn’t a huge current, but it was in opposition to a good wind, which whipped up a decent amount of choppiness, adding a couple of minutes at least to the times of most people, compared to last week on the same course. We had a near-record turnout of …

Capital Classic, Sunday January 27, 2018

It was a pretty brilliant day for 28 Nelson swimmers in Wellington, as they took second and fourth overall and dominated the medals in the older age groups. It wasn’t an easy swim, with the course shortened to 2.5km thanks to Wellington’s wild winds. Last year’s overall winner Luke Kelly took second place, narrowly beaten by veteran Brent Foster, while …

Port Nelson Swims, January 24, 2019

A pretty good swim, although challenging, of close to 1500m. The featured photo, by Marie Alexander, shows the effort put in at the finish and the closeness of the result. If you check the photos you can see how difficult it was to get out in the shallow, slippery conditions, Results in age group order, click here. Results in finish …

The Proper Tri – swim, bike, run, munch

Thanks to Proper Crisps for their sponsorship of this event. Check out this site after the event for: Results, click here Photos by Pete Marshall, click here Story, on The Nelson App, also on Sportzhub, click here