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 – …

Swim tips #1

Lionel Padial is a Nelson swim coach. This is the first of a series of tips for sea swimmers Get MORE oxygen. If you are like the many swimmers I come across who struggle with your breathing during sea swims or at the pool the “fix” might be simpler than you think. Whether you are relatively new to sea swimming …

Swim news, November 18

This week’s swim It’s a bit dismal now, but the forecast is for a sunny day on Thursday. It’s quite a low tide at about 3pm, so once again we’ll be in a situation of tidal flow. As the weeks go by, we’ll swing into a period where we catch the low or high tide, with far less current, so …

Port Nelson swim two, November 13

Big night, serious swim, here’s the preliminary results: swim131114 Here’s some photos, taken by Anna Perkins, click here Points to date Some lost property – two wetsuits, a watch and a stray cycling glove. Email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz if these are yours. Do you recognise the featured swimmer? Ralph Hetzel is 71 in a couple of weeks and has been competing in Eyebright and …

Newsletter, November 10

If you took part in race one, congratulations. That’s definitely the earliest, and probably the coldest night we’ve ever had in the 28 years since the series started. If you were disheartened, don’t be, things will only get better. Added to the problems last week was a strong tide. We’re in the middle of the flow right now, but over …