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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
Great start to Metro League for Capital’s junior swimmers 19/05/2014 05:17pm

Well done to all the Capital swimmers who attended the first round of the Metro League - a new and exciting regional competition for our 12-year-old and under swimmers.

The League takes place over three separate qualifying rounds, finishing with an A and B final at the end of June. Capital has entered two teams into the League – the Aces and the Bees. Our aim is to have both teams competing in the A final.

The Aces first round meet was at the Cannons Creek pool in Porirua on Saturday 10 May. They won the meet and are first overall after round one.

Coach Timon Wilkinson was happy with the perfomance of the team and is looking forward to seeing what the swimmers can achieve in the next round.

The Bees travelled to Wanganui on the same day for their first round... more

Strong performances at NAGs round off long course season 13/05/2014 10:03pm

A team of 23 Capital A and B squad swimmers put in a strong showing at the recent National Age Group (NAG) Swimming Championships in Wellington to place the club fourth overall.

“Our swimmers competed over five days in both individual and team events to clock up an impressive medal tally,” says Capital’s Director of Coaching Craig Albery.

“Even when not placed in the top three spots, the majority of our swimmers were making finals. It was very pleasing to see five of our 16-year- old girls compete in the final of the 200m Individual Medley.”

The NAGs also served as the official trial for swimmers to be considered for the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii and the second Youth Olympics in China, both in August.

At the end of the meet it was announced... more

Capital puts its stamp on NZ Opens 17/04/2014 10:11pm

Finishing second club overall, winning medals and making finals were highlights for the Capital swimmers who took part in the State New Zealand Open Swimming Championships from 8 - 11 April.

Capital Swimmers from the High Performance Centre and our A and B squads travelled to Auckland for New Zealand’s premiere swimming event at Auckland’s West Wave Aquatic Centre.

“It was four days of intense competition with our swimmers competing against the best in the country,” says Capital’s Director of Coaching Craig Albery.

“We had swimmers winning medals in individual and team events and others making A grade and B grade finals.”

The meet was televised live on Sky Sport and Craig and our swimmers were frequently acknowledged by the commentators for their... more