Swim tips #3

Swim Tip #3 – Relax your hands. The latest in a series of swim tips from Nelson coach Lionel Padial The picture above says it all…. here we have the most successful swimmer that has ever lived swimming at speed and as you can see, his fingers are open! Surely he would go faster with his fingers together and his …

Port Nelson Swim Six, December 11

Beautiful calm night, even if the low tide made it a bit awkward getting in and out. Charlie Perkins headed off Jaslyn Humphries in the sprint to the finish of the short swim, while Kelly savoured a tactical finish as he came in a touch ahead of Thomas Heaton. Here’s the updated version of the results, click here Points to …

Port Nelson Swim Five, December 5

Tonight’s results, click here Beautiful conditions, 165 swimmers Tonight’s winner of the chance to go into the Samoa draw is Camilla King (all weekly winners will be included in the points table from now on). Camilla will go into the final draw in March. All weekly winners must have completed 12 swims by season end to be eligible for the …

Swim news, December 3

This week’s Thursday high tide is at 9pm at 3.9m. Swim time at 6.15 will be with an incoming tide approximately mid-cycle, so we should have a moderate flow up the harbour. Both courses this week will head south from the ramp against the tide so it will pay to stay in close to shore. The short course will turn around a …

Port Nelson Swim Four, November 27

Nice night, competitive swim Here’s some pics, taken by Anna Perkins, click here Tonight’s results, click here Points to date, click here Please check results and points and email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz as soon as possible if you spot any errors Tonight’s featured swimmer – Nigel Muir. Nigel is the boss at Sport Tasman and a pretty good athlete in his own …

Swim tips #2

Lionel Padial is a Nelson swim coach. This is the second in a series of tips for sea swimmers. Focus more on form, and less on effort! When swimming we would all be wise to focus our efforts primarily on reducing drag in any way we can. When you consider the scary facts that water is 880 times thicker than …

Paihia Ocean swim, November 22

Results from Russell-Paihia swim Derek Eaton, 1.10.02, 1st M70-74 Janis Crampton, 1.10.39, 2nd F55-59 Paul Fisher, 1.12.33, 13th M45-49 Dick Bennison, 1.12.49, 7th M60-64 Stuart Hebberd, 1.14.59, 1st M65-69 Margaret Johnston, 1.16.13, 5th F55-59 (Margaret turned 60 the following day) Peter Gibbs, 1.19.43, 5th M65-69 Photos: click here

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 – …