Robinson leads Lake Taupo Success 22/01/2014 07:49pm

Capital Swim Club's Emma Robinson won both Gold and Silver medals at the recent State New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo. Robinson took the Silver in the 10km swim before winning the National 5km title the following day.

Joining her in the 5km swim were Capital swimmers Lauren Duggan, Nikki Chapman, Scarlett Tacon and Josie Kozyniak. All four girls were competing in their first Open Water swim with Kozyniak taking the Silver medal in the 13-15 year age group. In the lead pack throughout the race, the 15-year-old finished 6th overall in the New Zealand Open category.

Also competing in the 13-15 year category was Lauren Duggan who finished 5th whilst in the 16-17 year-olds,... more

Capital Signature Meet 06/12/2013 08:27pm

We had a record number of Capital Swimmers entered our Signature Meet (131 swimmers).

Thank you to all the parents for their help in making this a very successful signature meet. From officiating to providing the delicious food and also to help sell raffle tickets for the junior swimmers attending camp in Jan 2014.

We had 17 Time Keepers newly qualified and 3 IOT's start their training. We can not make a meet happen without the generous help from our parents.


And of course the brand new Wheel of Pain which was... more

Congratulations to Capital Swim Club Members 18/09/2013 02:19pm

Congratulations to Capital Swim club members Samantha Lucie-Smith, who won the Emerging Sportswoman of the Year Award and London Paralympic superstar Mary Fisher took out the Disabled Athlete of the Year in front of 500 guests at the Wellington Town Hall last week.

Sam made her senior international debut at the London Olympics last year in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay where the team finished eleventh and broke the national record. She is a New Zealand age group record holder who currently trains at the Swimming NZ HPC in Wellington. Sam was unable to accept her award in... more

Capital Swimmers in Europe with the Aquablacks 18/09/2013 02:14pm

As part of their preparations for the world swimming champs in Barcelona in July our Capital swimmers have been competing in the two of the three meets that make up the annual Mare Nostrum series – named after the ancient Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea – the first in Barcelona and the second in Canet. And they’ve been doing very well.

In Barcelona, Gareth Kean, who qualified fastest, got a strong start in the final of the 100m backstroke to grab the advantage at the turn, and held off the Spaniard Aschwin Wildeboer for the gold in a tight contest, clocking a solid 54.70. He also claimed silver... more

Fisher Shines in Aussie 18/09/2013 02:00pm

Mary Fisher and Director of Coaching Craig Albery travelled to the Sunshine Coast as preparation for the Paralympics World Championships which is about to be held in Montreal, Canada in August. Mary then competed in the New South Wales Metropolitan Short Course Championships where she broke an amazing 3 World Short Course records. Please click on the link below to see how the New Zealand Team performed.

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