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2014/15 Ocean Swim Series - Wellington 07/02/2015 09:10pm

Capital swimmers featured prominently in the Capital Classic at Oriental Bay on 25 January. 
In the elite division, Capital’s Liam Albery took Silver (00:38.07) with Ben Ruback fourth (00:38.24) and Hamish Trlin seventh (00:40:40).  Emma Robinson was the first woman home in the elite race and was placed fifth overall.

A large number of Capital swimmers competed in various other Capital Classic events including:
• Tamrah Titcombe –first in the 10 year old girls division of the State Ocean Kids race and second overall in the 10 and under division.
• Harry Stew - second in the 10 year old boys division of the State Ocean Kids race and third overall.
• Che Pulepule - first in the male under 15 Give it a Go race and first overall.
• Sophia Hitchins –... more

Wellington Champs 2015 07/02/2015 09:08pm

Capital was placed first out of 30 clubs that competed at this year’s Wellington Champs from 16-19 January.

A total of 98 swimmers earned 2307.50 points for the Club giving us the top spot ahead of SwimZone Racing (second with 1,810. 50 points) and Tawa Swimming Club (third with 1,362 points)

Congratulations to Sophie Irving (12) Jessica Iggo (15) Josie Kozyniak (17) and boys Lewis Clareburt (15) and Liam Albery (18) who all won their respective Age Group titles.

Full race results can be found here:

New Zealand Open Water Championships 05/02/2015 07:30pm

Congratulations to Liam Albery who picked up Bronze in the open 10km and 5km New Zealand Open Water Championship at Lake Taupo on 10 and 11 January.

Congratulations also to Ben Ruback who was placed fifth in the open 5km swim and fifth in the open 10km swim and Hamish Trlin who took bronze in the male 16-17 category of the 10 km swim and bronze in the open 5km swim.

Special mention should go to young Capital swimmer Loredana Unsworth who took on the Epic 10km swim finishing first in the female 13-15 category and seventh female overall – an amazing achievement!

The Championships are part of the Epic Swim event and are the first stepping stone in the process towards qualifying for the FINA World Championships in Russia in late July.

Full race results can be... more

Efforts acknowledged at regional awards 24/11/2014 05:21pm

Congratulations to the Capital coaches, swimmers and volunteers who were acknowledged for their efforts in 2014 at the recent Swimming Wellington Awards:

Club Contributors of the Year  –  Jillian Kennemore  (Club Officials) 
National Age Group Coach of the Year  – Craig Albery
Opens Coach of Year  – Craig Albery Capital Swim Team and Gary Hurring Capital HPC
Coach of Year – Craig Albery Capital Swim Team and Gary Hurring Capital HPC

Swimming Awards
Swimmer with a Disability – Mary Fisher
Best Individual Performance – (871 FINA Points – 800 Free 08.04.14 Opens) Emma Robinson
Swimmer of the Year - Mary  Fisher... more

Top award for Capital swimmer 20/11/2014 04:57pm

Congratulations to Capital A squad swimmer Josie Kozyniak who was named the female swimmer of the year at the 2014 College Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards.