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 179 swimmers – certainly the biggest number for several years.

Age group results click here

Results in finish order, click here

Photos by Niamh Berry-Kilgour, click here. Sorry that we didn’t get the full set of photos for green and red cap finishers – we’ll make sure we get you all next week.

Points, click here

Story on Sportzhub, click here. Story also on The Nelson App

Have you seen this month’s Wild Tomato? A good summary of our two swim series. We’ll get a copy of it online soon.

Coming up are two swims in the Clements Endurance Series. First, the Haulashore Circuit (2.8km), this 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

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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