Blue September Sea Swim Results

Well done to all who braved the cold temperature of the sea and helped raise some money to aid sufferers of prostate cancer! Click here for results Here’s a story Blue Sept 2019 (1) (Also available on The Nelson App on mobile devices.) Click here to view photos by Peter Marshall  

Swim the Bridge, April 6

Some great Nelson results with a swag of medals – most notably Sierra Thomas winning the women’s race – beating Commonwealth gold medallist Lauren Boyle in the process. Photos – here’s some photos Here’s the Nelson results. Nelson swimmers featured prominently in the overall series results – click here NB: In those series results it shows Ben Van Dyke as …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, March 14

Lovely calm swim, but a nasty little tide to swim against on the final leg of the long swim. The short swim had to push against it at first, but had a cruisey trip home. Points were closed off as at February 28 for the awarding of overall and age group positions, so we didn’t have to fret about positions …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, March 7

TONIGHT’S SWIM IS CANCELLED. It’s very rough out there tonight with no predicted improvement. It would be tough for IRBs and almost impossible for kayakers and without our support services we’re not able to continue. The plan at the moment is to have the final swim next week, immediately prior to the barbecue and prizegiving, but watch this website for …

Interislander Big Tahuna, 2019

What an amazing day. When the first three men and women in the 3km race stood on the podium, five of them were from Nelson. In the men, Luke Kelly, Fergus Drummond and Alec Swan took the first three places overall, while Abbey Smale was the first woman home, taking eighth overall, one place ahead of Sierra Thomas, second woman …

Port Nelson swims, February 28, 2019

Turned out to be a rough one. Out of kindness to those swimming on Saturday, the course was shortened to 1100m, with a short version of about 450m. Results in finish order, click here Results in age group order, click here. Photos by Sandra McGregor click here. Points to date, click here

Port Nelson Swims, Thursday February 21

Interesting venue – rotten getting in and out due to the very low tide, but a nice swim. Here’s the results in age group order, click here Here’s the results in finish order, click here Here’s a lot of photos by Sandra McGregor – click here Here’s a funny little video Story now on The Nelson App on your mobile …

Clements Endurance Series, Race Four, 3.8km Ironman Challenge

The early morning start was worth it to get a nice calm sea. A beautiful day, with 70 starters in the long swim of 3.8km and 11 starters in the 1.3km swim. The finish was dramatic, with three swimmers sprinting for the line – the shelving beach making it tricky to stay upright. In the end it was Alec Swan …

Port Nelson Swims – Thursday February 14

A bit rough early on, so shorter courses. However, things died down a bit, so it became a shorter preparation for Sunday’s long swim. Results in age group order, click here Results in finish order, click here Points click here (Note that the table is now sorted on your best 12 swims – your worst results are discarded) Photos by …

Ocean Swims, Race Four, Sand to Surf, Mt Maunganui

Another good day for Nelson swimmers. The long swim of 2.6km was shortened to about 2km due to the rough conditions, with a particularly difficult section through the surf from the shore out to the first buoy. Of eleven swimmers, seven won age group medals, while Sierra Thomas added the gold medal for the first woman overall and Luke Kelly …