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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!

Upcoming events (5)

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]

Blue September - Charity Swim

Nelson Rescue Centre

CHANGE OF VENUE - Blue September Swim, Sunday 27th. Due to the National Schools regatta being held at the Nelson Yacht Club on the same day and Covid-19 regulations there is a change to the venue for the Blue September Swim. Registration and swim start will now be from the Nelson Rescue Centre (between THE Yacht Club and Styx/Guytons building). See you there for the first sea swim event on our calendar this season. Blue September 600m for 600 men - Nelson Yacht Club. Nelson Triathlon & Multisport Club are hosting Blue September Swim. Break the ice and kick off your summer of swimming with a swim for charity. Check In/Registrations now opens at 9.15am & closes at 9.45am Followed by race briefing and then swim start at 10.00am Your entry fee goes to aid sufferers of prostate cancer. You can raise further funds by asking friends and family for support. Print the donation form here Cost of this event is $10 donation No club or student discounts available for this event. If you would like to pay in cash enter ‘pay at event‘ in discount box to receive 100% discount to enable you to pay at registration. Given the nature of the event and the challenges of tide and wave conditions, it is important that all athletes feel comfortable and confident swimming 500m front crawl, whilst making significant forward progress at all times. Adherence to this requirement will be at the sole discretion of the race director. To Register, go to: http://www.nelsontriclub.co.nz/event/blue-september-2020/?fbclid=IwAR0qAXXen-BOKKY3W9-TOgpJ86X9xA5Q5EDtk84YDQMQxJYIEHUp2ct4Ydk Please note – that due to the current water temp wetsuits will be compulsory.

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 Spring Swims

Public Car Park Near Yacht Club

Wednesday Spring swims will be scheduled every week (weather dependant) at 11:00am 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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Easy swim

Tahunanui Beach

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