November Newsletter

November Newsletter

I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time” – Michael Phelps


Club Night
Last club night for 2019 is this Thursday 28 November at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.
This is a great opportunity for Capital swimmers to experience the racing environment in a comfortable, supported atmosphere. Warm up starts at 4:15pm with racing from 5:00pm. Swimmers can do a maximum of four events in a fun evening which will be finished before 7:00pm. Junior training will still be on from 3:30pm.
Swimmers will select their events on the day. No prior registration is necessary.
We will need helpers for the event, so please email to find out how you can help. Or come along prepared to pitch in on Thursday night.

Barbara Ryan will be poolside and you can ask her any questions about being an official for Capital (or email

Capital Classic
Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated in last weekend’s meet. Age group winners from Capital were Jade Morrison (14 yo, 83 points), Alex Esposito (15 yo, 111 points) and Sam Brown (16+, 105 points).

Special mention to Clem Fordham-Duncan for the biggest PB of the meet of 6.93s in her 100m Freestyle earning a prize from Lewis Clareburt!

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped to make the meet successful. A meet like this requires substantial amount of work behind the scenes and on the day. Huge thanks to Pam Edwards, Barbara Ryan, Sharon Pippos and Andy McFarlane who work tirelessly to run a meet that provides official times for our swimmers.

Olympics 2020
Check out the video of our Olympian Lewis Clareburt. http://

SW Update
The latest update from Swimming Wellington is here


Upcoming Meets

SW Tier 1: November 30, WRAC

SW Junior Champs, 14 + 15 December, WRAC

Club Rules Update

The Capital Board members are Matt Titcombe (Chair), Joe O’Callaghan (Deputy Chair), Dave Clareburt, Lynda Hart, Mike Heath, Nathan Masters, Lynda Hart and Catherine Millar. Please get in touch with any board members if you would like to discuss your club concerns or email

At the AGM on August 25, the board proposed to run an SGM to resolve membership rules in the Club’s constitution. With constitutional changes forthcoming from both the regional and national swimming bodies, the board has made the decision to delay a Capital SGM. Another update on this topic will be provided early in 2020.

Changes around the Club

On November 10 the Club said farewell to coach Craig Elliot. We have also said goodbye to the Club Administrator Rebecca Acheson. While the the Board evaluates Club finances volunteers will provide the administration requirements of the Club. Sharon Pippos will resolve accounts and race secretary matters, Joe O’Callaghan and Lynda Hart will respond to all other Club matters via the

It is with sadness to share with members that Aidan Withington will be finishing with Capital at the end of 2019. He will be the new Head coach of Swim Rotorua. Congratulations Aidan!

New Format

Capital will now be using mailchimp to communicate with members. There may be a few technical issues so please bear with us as we get to grips with this new tool. There is the option to unsubscribe at the bottom of this email in case we have your email in our database by mistake. Please feel free to forward onto others to read and subscrib

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