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Capital Club junior swimmers get a helping hand from current, past, and potential Olympians. 27/04/2016 04:51pm

Capital Swim Club swimmers Sophie Irving and Tamrah Titcombe recently got the opportunity to hold real gold Olympic medals. They also got a weekend of first-hand pool and open sea swimming tips from current Olympian and fellow Capital Club member Emma Robinson and double gold Olympic legend Danyon Loader (who used to coach at Capital).

They were all attending the recent 3-day Ocean Swim Series Jetstar Training camp three day event held in Auckland on Anzac Weekend along with 34 other young swimmers aged 10-13 years. All of the swimmers won their places by entering and winning the 200m Ocean Swim Series competition held in different parts of NZ. The other coaches included Dean Kent (3 time Olympic swimmer) Nathan Capp (current national 1500m freestyle holder), and open... more

Top spot at NZ Short Course Champs for Capital 10/09/2015 04:39pm

A team of A and B squad swimmers took fourth place overall at the recent 2015 New Zealand Short Course Championships.

The Capital swimmers travelled to Auckland for the 11-15 August event at the new Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre on the North Shore.

“The team performed fantastically over the whole week,” says Coach Timon Wilkinson.

“We had four swimmers competing at a national meet for the first time (Megan Cox, Che Pulepule, Jarod De Vos and Natasha Rae). Three of our swimmers won National Open titles (Ben Walsh, Emma Robinson and Samantha Lee).

“The most pleasing aspect of the meet was our ability to race fast in the morning swims, focus on areas for improvement and then swim faster in the evening finals,” says Timon.

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Coastlands Classic 01/09/2015 08:47pm

Saturday 19th September. Warm up 5pm

Online entries close at 7pm on Saturday 12th September.

2015 MetroLeague Champions 03/06/2015 02:35pm

Sunday 31 May saw two Capital Swim Club teams make the trip to the Coastlands Aquatic Centre on the Kapiti Coast to compete in the final of the 2015 Wellington Regional MetroLeague.

Both Capital Blue and Capital Yellow reached the Final following two previous qualification rounds.

The Blue team went on to become Champions but also qualified for the Final with the most points scored from the two preliminary meets.

Team Captains Sophie Irving (12) and Ben Stirling (12) collected the trophy.

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Top performance for Capital at NAGs 16/05/2015 10:24pm

After five days of intense swimming at the 2015 National Age Group Championships (NAGs), Capital finished fourth club overall with our swimmers clocking up a total of 15 medals.

The NAGs were held at our home pool, the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, from 5-9 May.

Capital earned 755 points in the competition, placing us fourth out of 71 clubs.

Director of Coaching Craig Albery was really pleased with the Club’s final placing stating “as with the other National competitions this year, the team has exceeded expectations.

“There were a number of standout performances. Hamish Trlin and Lewis Clareburt for the boys in particular whilst Maggie Burns lead the way for the girls.

“All the swimmers contributed to the week’s success with Lewis breaking his... more

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