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 order, click here.

Photos by Marie Alexander, click here

Points to date, click here

We’re grateful to the many people who step up week after week to wield the camera and give us the chance to see swimmers coming ashore (and occasionally to decide exactly where people finished up). If you can take photos any time – either with your camera or with ours – please let the registration crew know – or email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz

Story on Sportzhub – also published now on The Nelson App – on your mobile device.

Sea swimming just keeps growing and the reputation of Nelson as a venue for fun and excellence. Radio NZ called up recently to find out more about the sea swim scene here. Listen to the interview here.

Over the next few weeks, we have a chance to repeat last year’s experiment of swimming from the beach. The dates this may happen are January 31, February 14 and February 28. Keep an eye on these pages and the Nelson Tri Club Facebook page for news on that.

Also coming up are two swims in the Clements Endurance Series. First, the Haulashore Circuit (2.8km) on Sunday February 3 at 9.30am. Start and finish at the yacht club, with a short option of swimming about 900m to the dolphin and return. Two weeks later, it’s the 3.8km Ironman Challenge, at 8.20am, starting and finishing on the beach. The short option then is a swim of about 1300m from the Richardson St Steps, starting at 8.50am (but you have to register at the beach and listen to the race briefing first. You can go into the registration page online and add those swims to your existing entries (don’t remove the current ones), or you can just turn up before the race and register. Your race number is the same as it is on Thursday nights, (if you’re already doing those swims).

Two weeks after that, on March 2, is The Interislander Big Tahuna, where the country comes to Nelson. Watch the video

We have a discount code for the Big Tahuna, in Nelson on March 2. If you enter using the code SWIMNELSON10 you’ll get a 10% discount to the Nelson race.

You can read more and put in your entry to other Banana Boat Ocean Swim events at oceanswim.co.nz

There’s always a large contingent of Nelson swimmers at the Capital Classic in Wellington – this year on Sunday January 27. This year we expect between 20 and 30 Nelson swimmers and hope for a big medal count. Come and be part of Team Nelson – we usually stick together and make a lot of noise at the prizegiving.

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

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