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.

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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.

Close finish in Metro League Final 27/06/2014 11:53pm

It was a nail biting finish to the final of the Metro League at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre on 21 June.

The Capital Bees team finished second in the A Final, just three points behind winners PCA, with the Capital Aces team coming home in a credible sixth place.

“There can only be one winner in the end and congratulations to PCA, who were better equipped than us on the night,” says Aces coach Cliff Threadgold.

“The competition is about swimming fast and winning races and they won more points than us.

“Our goal was to get two teams in the A final; we managed to do that and had 70 swimmers gaining experience and racing for the club. That’s impressive and shows me we’re on the right track moving forward.

“The Aces didn’t just go along to make up the... more

Capital makes its mark on Metro League 04/06/2014 11:15am

Capital swimmers had another great day of racing on 24 May as part of the Metro League.

The Aces travelled to Masterton where they won their round, scoring 397 points. The Bees were at Tawa and came third with 300 points.

Bees’ swimmers earned four first places:

  • Nine-year-old Estee Jacobs for the 25 fly and the 25 free
  • Nine-year-old Oliver Ross for the 25 back
  • The 12 year-old-relay team of Mollie Dewer, Tallulah O’Niel, Lucy Ross, and Saskia Nemet-King.

Combined results for the round saw the Aces finish second behind PCA, with the Bees placed fifth.

The League positions after two rounds are:

  • Aces – 864 points(1st)
  • PCA – 836 points(2nd)
  • Tawa – 698 points(3rd)
  • Bees – 557 points(6th)... more