Another swim down – probably the best yet.
Conditions were near perfect, with a longish swim of just over 1500m across to the island via the dolphin.
Hayden Squance took a course to the right and led Luke Kelly, Oxford Bayley and Nic Hall as far as the second mark. The four came together with Luke and Oxford leading to the final offshore mark, when Luke kicked to lead Oxford by a second at the finish, with Nic and Hayden almost inseparable.
Christina Harris showed a quick recovery from her heroics at Taupo to outswim the women’s field, leading in Flossie Van Dyke and Wendy Healey.
Here’s the results: click here
Photos by Pete Marshall, click here.
Points to date, click here
Story , click here.
Have you entered The Interislander Big Tahuna yet? For the next two weeks we’re giving away a free entry, drawn at random from the swimmers on each night. However, you can enter the March 7 event right now, using the discount code SWIMNELSON10 and obtain a discounted entry – see oceanswim.co.nz
The winner of the random draw for a free entry to the Interislander Big Tahuna is Liz Coke. Liz, could you email for the entry code? firstname.lastname@example.org
More about the NZ Open Water Swim Champs and Epic Swims, click here
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