Sea swims, November 30, 2017

The tide was pretty fierce at 6pm, but it slackened a little, allowing for a beautiful swim in warm seas with perfect conditions.

Luke Kelly won a ding dong battle over Xavier Anderson and Hayden Squance to record his third win from four races. Apart from that, we’ll have to wait for the results (coming soon) to see how things went.

Here’s some photos, by Janice Coyle.

Featured photo: Hamish Neill is dominating M50-59, with his fourth consecutive age group win tonight.

Hold it – here’s some preliminary results. Hasn’t been time to check them, so email if you spot errors.

Results in finish order

Results in age group order

Points to date

Don’t forget Sunday’s CLements Endurance Swim – The Opening Splash. Sign on between 9am and 9.30am at Tahunanui Beach for the 2km swim to the yacht club or the 600m swim from Richardson St Steps to the yacht club. Race briefing for all on the beach at 9.30am, race start 9.45am. Short swim start at 10 15am – right on high tide. There will be a small prizegiving after the race, with two $50 packs from the Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series and some sunscreen from Banana Boat as well as other prizes.

We’re seeking venues for signs advertising The Interislander Big Tahuna – race six of the Banana Bat Ocean Swim Series. It’s in our interests to get a big turnout and keep the swim here, so we’ve agreed to find up to ten sites around the region. So far we’ve had several offers along Rocks Rd and one at Wakefield, as well as the fixed sign venues on Bishopdale and at Miyazu Park. We could do with venues on main roads in and out of town – places like Salisbury Rd, Gladstone Rd, Waimea Rd, Tahunanui Drive, Main Rd Stoke, Atawhai Drive, or smaller streets like Brook St, Washington Rd, Grove St, Vanguard St etc. If you can help with a front lawn or garden, or a fence a sign can be attached to, please let us know at

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