Tag: State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series

Who Will Be King?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Photo shows the start of the 2013 State King of the Bays race with Rangitoto Island in the background. $32,000 in cash goes on the line this weekend as Australasia’s open water swimmers line up to conclude the New Zealand Ocean Swim series. The 2.8 km State King of the Bays on Auckland’s North Shore is

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Mainstone Is The Main Man In Mt Maunganui

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Australians Rhys Mainstone and George O’Brien sent 1-2 in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series at Mt Maunganui. But 700 meters into the 2.6 km State Sand To Surf race, Mainstone shifted into another gear. “ Yeah I’m very pleased with that race. My race strategy was to go out and conserve energy, but

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Gorman Gains Gold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Melissa Gorman was favored in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series race at Mt Maunganui today and she came through as expected in the 2.6 km State Sand To Surf. The two-time Olympian and world champion looked completely recovered from injury. She pulled away from the start and ended by 59 seconds faster

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Jarrod Poort Wins Round 2 In New Zealand

19-year-old Australian 5 km open water swimming champion Jarrod Poort won the State Bay of Islands Classic today in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. Poort won by 22 seconds ahead of Phillip Ryan in the 3.3 km swim from Russell to Paihia. The race was held in choppy conditions, thanks to strong nor-east breeze of between 15-20 knots. Poort ploughed

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