Eight Nelson swimmers took on race two of the Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series last Saturday. The race started in the inlet, with a kilometre or so of calm flat swimming in clear water, but after popping out into the ocean things got pretty rough for the remainder of the 3.5km swim.
The medal count was two gold, two silver and two bronze, with Sierra Thomas the fourth woman overall to finish.
Here’s the results:
Sierra Thomas 2 F15-19 49.46
Andrew Martin 1 M55-59 51.44
Janis Crampton 1 F60-64 1.00.49
Stu Hebberd 2 M70-74 1.02.22
Dick Bennison 3 M65-69 1.02.36
Maggy Johnston 3 F60-64 1.06.20
Peter Gibbs 5 M70-74 1.13.15
Les Le Bas 10 M70-74 1.31.35