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Capital takes out senior division of Signature Series 04/02/2014 06:45pm

Capital has won the senior division of the 2013 Signature Series swimming competition.

The Signature Series is an inter club competition for swimmers in the Wellington region.  Its aim is to give swimmers the chance to qualify in each of the strokes and distances swum at regional and national meets.

Every year clubs in the region are allocated a Signature meet to design and run. The meets are usually held at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.

A point system is used to reward swimmers for their placings and the club for the number of participants. 

The competition is divided into a 12 and under division and a senior division, with trophies and prize money of $500 for each winning club up for grabs every year.

The 2013 junior division was won by... more

Capital makes its mark on Ocean Swim 04/02/2014 06:43pm

Following her recent success at the State New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo, Capital’s Emma Robinson again showed her dominance in Open Water swimming when she won the elite women’s division of the State Capital Classic Ocean swim.

Robinson and seven other Capital swimmers competed in the 2 km swim in choppy conditions on Wellington harbour on 26 January.

A strongly contested battle for second place saw Capital’s Josie Kozyniak take the Silver in the elite women’s division with Nikki Chapman coming in 4th and Lauren Duggan finishing 6th.

In the elite men’s division Capital’s Liam Albery, Ben Ruback, Callum Sinclair and Hamish Trlin put in strong performances in a field of top Open Water swimmers.

Albery was placed 5th, Ruback came in... more

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