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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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Port Nelson Summer Sea Swim Series - 2020-2021

Nelson Yacht Club Inc

Register for The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims at: http://www.nelsontriclub.co.nz/nelsonseaswims/register-for-sea-swim/ The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson, starting on Nov 19, 2020. The final competition night is on March 18, 2021. Each night there will be a short and a long course. The short swim will generally be 200m-500m, while the long swim will be 800m-1500m. Exact distances will vary depending on conditions. Given the nature of these events and the challenges of tide and wave conditions, it is important that all athletes feel comfortable and confident swimming 500m front crawl in open water, whilst making significant forward progress at all times. Adherence to this requirement will be at the sole discretion of the race director. Races run by Nelson Triathlon & Multisport Club

Saturday Swimming at Riverside Pool

Riverside Pool

Saturday Coached Swimming - Sessions are from 7:00am to 8.30am with the pool opening at 6:45 to give 10min to get changed and ready. In order to recover the cost of the pool hire and provide a buffer to cover any coaching costs, the cost for the sessions will be $8.00. The correct money in the morning would be most appreciated. If you would like to be involved or know more about these sessions please contact Dick at [masked]

Sunday Morning Sea Swims!

Public Car Park Near Yacht Club

Sunday morning sea swims are at 10:00am. Anyone keen is welcome to join in. We'll meet by the yacht club as usual and the swim courses will vary - depending on the tide and conditions. There is usually a short option for people with limited time and/or energy. RSVP (if you can) so others know who's coming, but spur of the moment is good too - the more the merrier! As always - swims are weather dependent.

Wednesday Morning Swim - 10am

Public Car Park Near Yacht Club

Wednesday morning swims (weather dependant) at the new time of 10:00am until further notice. We'll meet at the yacht club parking lot and decide on the course on the day. Please RSVP to let others know you are coming.

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Wednesday Morning Swim - 10am

Public Car Park Near Yacht Club

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