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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

Capital swimmer sets new challenges after the 2015 Jetstar Super Swim Squad camp 06/05/2015 08:30pm

The recent ANZAC day weekend saw Jetstar bring together Capital Junior Gold squad swimmer Tamrah Titcombe and 29 other children and their parents to Auckland to the Jetstar Super Swim Squad three-day camp.

The children aged 8-10 years old were given the opportunity to connect with their swimming heroes and receive expert tuition over three days, from some of this country’s elite swimmers and coaching team led by Rick Wells, Nathan Capp, Kane Radford and Charlotte Webby.

Tamrah earned her place in the squad by winning for the 3rd consecutive year, the female State Ocean 200m swim race in Wellington in January 2015.

Tamrah is now considering next year’s State Ocean Series events and is... more

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