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 here
Story on Sportzhub, click here. See also The Nelson App on your mobile device.
Did you lose a towel from the ITU World Champs on Gold Coast? Phone me on 027 2406 933 – I have it.
Something to look forward to is the Eyebright Mile, race two of the Clements Endurance Series, on Sunday January 6 at 11am. As well as the 2km course from the yacht club to the beach, there’s a short option of 1400m from the Richardson St Steps.
We’ve received a discount code for the Big Tahuna. If you enter using the code SWIMNELSON10 you’ll get a 10% discount to the Nelson race. Many Nelson swimmers take part in these national Ocean Swim series with several going to Omaha Beach north of Auckland this weekend and more than 20 regularly taking part in the Capital Classic in Wellington – this season on January 27. Give it some thought.
You can read more and put in your entry to these events at oceanswim.co.nz
You should also start thinking about Swim Fiji – your late winter getaway, August 22-26, 2019. Several Nelson swimmers have already flagged an interest. Check the website – www.oceanswimfiji.com