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

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