Riverside Annual Swim Challenge

The annual swim challenge takes place each winter.

To check for details of upcoming swim challenges, check our Facebook page.

 2016 Swim Challenge results


All over for another year, thanks to everyone who took part!

Check out the full results here

Prize Draw Winners

Each year, during winter, Riverside Pool runs a 6 week swim challenge. The challenge incorporates different distance targets, and swimmers swim their laps in the pool, record their distance with pool staff after each swim, in order to achieve their goals!

It is an AWESOME motavator to get you active during the winter months, as well being in with the chance to win an array of great prizes donated by awesome local businesses around the Nelson region!

Each person who completers the different distance categories will go in the major prize draw for those categories.

Week 1 Update - 11th June

2nd Update - 19th June

3rd Update - 25th June

4th Update - 10th July

116km - Motueka River (3863 lengths)

Prize draw: $250 Travel voucher from Interislander Ferries + Zoggs Predator Flex Goggles!

Prize draw winner - Alice Anderson

80Km - Lake Wakatipu (2664 lengths)

Prize draw: 3 Month Riverside Membership + Zoggs Predator Flex Goggles!

Prize Draw winner - Christina Harris

46km - Lake Taupo (1532 lengths)

Prize draw: Double Adult Pass to Rainbow Skifield + Zoggs Predator Flex Goggles!

Prize Draw winner - Cheryl DeLange

22km - Cook Strait (733 lengths)

Prize draw: $50 o2b Healthy Gift Voucher + Zoggs Predator Flex Goggles!

Prize Draw Winner - Digby Kynaston

15km - Lake Rotoiti (500 Lengths)

Prize draw: 30-minute Private Swim Lesson with Swimmagic + Double Adult Pass to State Cinema 6 Nelson!

Prize Draw Winner - Maccrae Baxter

PLUS each category winner recieves a Jar of Pic's really good Peanut Butter!

 FRESH CHOICE CHALLENGE: The FIRST Swimmer to 116km wins a $100 Fresh Choice Supermarket Voucher! - Congratulations Christina Harris, 2013 Fresh Choice Challenge winner!

Spot prizes to be won: Reef Bars, Prokarts Vouchers, Pete's Natural Lemonde, State Cinema 6 Passes, Free Swims, Zoggs swim bags, Pic's Peanut Butter, Aquafitness Class Passes...and other mystery prizes!

Lollipops provided to challenge swimmers thanks to Dutch Rusk!

Check out the Riverside Swim Challenge Facebook page for updates!

2013 Sponsors:


fresh choice

rainbow lemonade


cinemas   o2b

pics zoggsreef 


Check out our past swim challenges here:

Go for Gold 2012

Riverside World Cup 2011

Nelson's Next top Swimmers 2010

Nelsons Next top Swimmers 2009

Go for Gold 2008