Capital swimmers make their mark at Opens 29/04/2015 10:01am

Capital’s Emma Robinson led the way for the Club at the 2015 New Zealand Open Swimming Championships taking Silver in the 400m freestyle and qualifying for the World Champs in Kazan, Russia later this year.

The Opens were held at the West Wave Aquatic Centre in Auckland from 14-17 April.

Robinson also took Silver in the 800m freestyle which gave her the qualifying time for Kazan, as well as a Bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Capital’s Samantha Lee also put in a top performance gaining Silver in all three butterfly events (50m, 100m and 200m) and third in the 100m freestyle.

Liam Albery took Bronze in the 800m freestyle after a fiercely contested race with Waterhole’s Phillip Ryan.

Director of Coaching Craig Albery commented “it was fantastic to watch... more

Top 10 placing for Capital at national meet 06/04/2015 05:16pm

It was a week of intense swimming for Capital’s team of seven swimmers who, with Coach Timon Wilkinson, headed south to Dunedin for the 2015 NZ Division II Competition.

The national meet was held at Moana Pool from 18-21 March and involved 300 swimmers from 86 clubs around the country.

Timon says with only seven Capital swimmers competing, finishing tenth overall was a fantastic result and testimony to the hard work and effort put in by the swimmers in preparing for this competition.

“We had five swimmers earning individual medals and the other two achieving personal bests in all their races,” says Timon.

“We finished up with a medal tally of two Golds, three Silvers, four Bronze and 10 other top five placings.

“Two of our relay teams did particularly... more

Capital in the lead after first round of Metro League 24/03/2015 11:21am

Capital swimmers featured strongly in the first round of the 2015 Metro League – the regional competition for our 12-year-old and under swimmers.

Capital entered two teams in round one which took place at Huia Pool in Lower Hutt on 15 March.

Coach Cliff Threadgold says “Both teams did very well, winning all but one race between them. The inter-club series is about representing your club and swimming for places to gain points. The swimmers selected to swim for Capital in this round did that very well."

The two Capital teams are currently sitting first and second on the points table with the Capital Blue on 396 and the Capital Yellow on 296.

Round two of the Metro League is on 17 May at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre.

Success for Capital at Juniors 24/02/2015 02:14pm

Capital’s young swimmers put in a fantastic effort at the 2015 New Zealand Junior Championships (20-23 February) to put the Club in fifth place overall – up from 18th last season.

Coach Cliff Threadgold says this was an amazing improvement and testament to the hard work the junior squads have done through the year.

“Capital had 22 swimmers competing, with most swimming personal best times in their events,” says Cliff.

“These improvements took many swimmers into a top ten placing where the Club scored points.

“Four of our swimmers shared 14 medals between them including five golds won by: Sophie Irving (two) Tamrah Titcombe (one) and Ben Stirling (two).

“The fourth medal winner was Gabriella Jacobs who collected the Bronze medal in an exciting 50m... more

Capital swimmers compete for regional honours 12/02/2015 04:51pm

Well done to the 12 Capital swimmers who competed as part of the All Stars team in the 2015 Swimming New Zealand Zonal Championships at the West Wave Aquatic Centre in Auckland on 8 February.

Accompanied by our Director of Coaching Craig Albery, the swimmers were:

16 and Over Competition
• Emma Robinson              
• Josie Kozyniak                  
• Maggie Burns                   
• Nikki Chapman                 
• Hamish Trlin                     
• Kyle Barnes                       
• Liam Albery                       
• Nicholas Crott 

15 and Under Competition                 
• Jessica Iggo                        
• Macy Burns                       
• ... more