Port Nelson Swim Three, November 20

It looked a bit daunting, but tonight’s swim seemed to go off well – 147 swimmers. The most noticeable feature was the mass failure of the leaders in the short course to spot the turn buoy. It was a good lesson for the long course swimmers to keep an eye on where they were going.

Plenty of lost property – an orange team tri cap, a yellow nelson south cap, a white sea swim cap which came with some goggles (black straps with gold around the lenses) and white-strapped goggles with orange lenses. If you fancy these back, then email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz or phone 027 2406 933.

Here’s tonight’s results, click here

Tonight’s photos, by Anna Perkins, click here

Points to date, click here

Tonight’s featured swimmer is Kay McPherson. Kay has been swimming in the series for a very long time – at least 20 years. A member of the New Zealand team at the 2003 World Triathlon Championships in Queenstown (she’s also been an ace cyclist and runner), Kay now swims for fun.

Samoa swim draw – this week’s winner is Eileen Searle. Eileen goes into the draw for the Samoa Swim prize as one of the lucky 18 on the prizegiving night.

Still to come – Nelson Mail story will be added when it’s posted on nelsonmail.co.nz

A note about the finish. Please remember at the finish line to present your left hand to the judge, who will note the number and be the sole arbiter of your finish position. If she can’t see your number, you run the risk of not having your finish position recognised