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

Port Nelson swims, January 17

Beautiful night for a swim of about 1300m. Age group results, click here. Finish order results, click here Photos, by Janice Coyle Points, click here Story on Sportzhub, click here A large number of our regular swimmers, along with a few who have been regulars here before, competed in the Epic swims, the NZ Open Water Championships, in Taupo last …

Port Nelson Swims, January 10, 2019

Sadly, the swim was called off. Although probably 80 percent of swimmers could handle the conditions, the support boats can’t safely operate in those conditions. If they were to pull up to 20 percent of swimmers out (as happened on Sunday) they would not have been able to cope, so the swim was cancelled for safety reasons. Swimmers are referred …

Eyebright Mile, Sunday January 6, 2019

It was the roughest Eyebright Mile on record, so top times weren’t on the cards. of the 111 starters, only 90 finished. Luke Kelly (28.39) and Abbey Smale (29.44) were the male and female winners. Luke joins a select group with three wins (that group includes Fergus Strickland, Megan Ramsay, Harrison Dean and Hayden Squance – but the most successful …

Port Nelson Swims, January 3, 2019

Nice swim – testing, but not too much. Distance just under 1200m, Hayden Squance proved that it’s true you can beat the current by staying close to the shore. Hayden got the edge by doing that, gaining a lead at the first turn and never giving it up to take his first win of the season. Age Group results, click …

Port Nelson Swims, December 27, 2018

Challenging swim of about 1250m, with slightly choppy seas and a bit of a current to face on the last leg. Age group results, click here. Results in finish order, click here Photos, by Ruth Leckey, click here Points to date, click here (NB The points table had a bit of a meltdown over the weekend – should be good …

Port Nelson Swim Series, December 20, 2018

Conditions were great for a race that turned into a sprint for some. Although the surface was nice and calm, there was a serious current slowing things down in the first leg. The long swim was about 650m, the short about 500m. Age group results, click here Finish order results, click here Photos by Fiona Lulham, click here Points, click …