TV Reporter Takes to the Start Line

Nadine Chalmers-Ross, TVNZ Business reporter will be one of the 1600 swimmers taking the plunge at the State King of the Bays this weekend. She is really looking forward to challenging herself with the 2.8km distance, which will be the longest distance she has ever swam, and whilst swimming has not always been her ‘thing’ she says she has enjoyed challenging herself.

Nadine is swimming the 2.8km alongside double Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medalist Dean Kent who has been coaching her at the Northern Arena for the past 8-10 weeks. Dean says she is getting more confident by the day is excited about taking on the challenge.

Nadine will be joined by fellow broadcasters Michelle Pickles (TV3) who has taken part previously, and Charlotte Bellis (Prime). Other TV newsreaders who have taken part in the series in recent years include Peter Williams and Toni Street from TVNZ.

1 comment
Ishmael says 3 April 2013

I think Nadine is just a babe. It’s absolutely fantastic that prominent tv personalities are setting an example and supporting a worthwhile event. I’ve had the privilege to swim the King of the Bays and am looking forward to doing it again next season.
My tip? – find someone who swims just a bit faster than you and use their drag to help you along!
All the best Nadine.
Cheers – Ishmael

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