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Anyone interested in adventure sea swims in the Nelson area? Then get out of the pool and jump into the deep end! There's lots of great places to swim in the Nelson area.

This is a community site, which has been set up to bring competent sea swimmers together for 'safety in numbers' social sea swims, to meet new people, introduce new places to swim, improve your confidence in the sea, and to share in adventurous fun!

Instead of last minute texting, or being left off the list altogether, swims will be suggested in advance that may be suitable for a particular day. Suggested sea swims will try to take into consideration time and tides. Swims vary in distance from 1km up to 7kms+.

Anyone interested in a particular swim can register their name by clicking 'RSVP'. You will also see who else has signed up and receive email notice (optional). A suggested time and place to meet will also be given, and when possible, an approximate map of the swim will be added.

As a member, you can also add your own swims to the site (e.g. regular early morning swims before work, or lunchtime swims, etc..). This site is set up for everyone to use, add to, comment on...

Bring your usual swim gear - wetsuits, goggles, glide, etc... Suggestions to where to leave cars, etc... will be given if necessary.

Please note: These are not 'organised' swims (unless otherwise posted), there is no safety boat, and swimmers must use good judgement about weather conditions and their swimming abilities. We're just swimming with friends!

Most suggested swims will be morning swims, as the wind tends to get up in the afternoon, but feel free to add whatever swim you like.

Remember: Everyone swims at their own risk. Stay safe, have fun!

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Jump in the deep end! Join a swim, add a swim... or check 'calendar'­ for swim suggestions.

Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 5:30 PM

    Swim on Thursday

    2 Swimmers

    Especially for beginners

  • September 18 · 10:00 AM

    Blue September Swim - Fundraiser

    8 Swimmers | 5.00

    It is time to dust off the wetsuit, leave the pool behind and take to the open water. The Blue September swim will take place on Sunday 18th September. This event is... Learn more

  • July 10 · 10:00 AM

    Sunday Morning Sea Swims!

    3 Swimmers | 5.00

    Sunday morning sea swims are now at 10:00am. Anyone keen is welcome to join in. We'll meet at the yacht club as usual and the swim courses will vary - depending on the... Learn more

  • June 18 · 10:00 AM

    Swim to the Beach...

    3 Swimmers | 4.50

    Sunday is looking wet, so we'll make the most of the sunshine. We'll meet at Tahunanui Beach parking lot (with the statue) at 10am and walk to the Yacht Club where we... Learn more

  • June 6 · 10:00 AM

    Queen's Birthday Swim

    4 Swimmers | 5.00

    Let's get some Vitamin SEA and enjoy this beautiful weather. High tide is at 10.20 so there will be little current, if any.

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