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 …

Port Nelson swim one, November 6

In the earliest-yet start to the season, 156 swimmers braved cold temperatures for the opening swim. Thomas Heaton and Sally McMath were the first male and female in the long course of just under 800m, while Ben Price and Bryony Marriott were first ashore in the short race over 300m. Anna Perkins took a heap of photos, click here Results, swim061114 …

The big prize

Thanks to Andrea Livingstone and Wildside Travel, one lucky swimmer and their partner will be flying from Nelson to Samoa to swim in the Samoa Swim Series of ocean races. All travel, accommodation and entry costs are included in the prize. After each swim this summer, a competitor from the long race will be drawn at random and be eligible …

Lost Property as of October 2014

Lost any gear? We’ve just chucked away a heap of old stuff. We’ve kept a dozen pairs of goggles – handy at the swims. You may like the size 12 wetsuit, the bike helmet from the spring duathlons or the nice Icebreaker merino beanie. If these appeal to you, email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz – the secretary’s garage won’t hold them forever.  

Nelson Sea Swims Soon …

If you’ve finished planting your vegetables, start planning for a great summer of racing. It’s just over a week until the Port Nelson Sea Swim Series starts. More than 70 people have already signed up. You can help the hard-working volunteers by getting in your entry sooner, rather than later. There’s a fair amount of work involved in transferring those …