CPT Medley Meet, July 25 2020

Please find below the following for tomorrow’s CPT Medley Meet.  Apologies for the delay in sending this to you.  We had a few last minute withdrawals to process for multiple Clubs.

Officials and Helpers

Session Report


Updated flyer


  • Door entry opens from 2.30pm.  You need to display your appropriate pass or sign in if you are named official/helper to gain free entry otherwise, please pay the $2 spectator fee.
  • There is allocated seating for this Meet which will be included with your Team Manager Programme/s.  Your Capital Team Managers tomorrow are: Sharon Mullin and Sue Mellsop.
  • Marshalling and Meetings are being held in the Group Fitness Room tomorrow.
  • Please remain within the first 25m of the Pool except when using the warm up/down lanes during Event Races.
  • There are PRIZES for the best male and best female swimmer in each of our 5 age group categories – 10U, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16 and 17O. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Meet.
  • Capital is offering 2 x $50 cash raffles tomorrow.  Our raffle team will be situated in the front entrance from 2:30pm until the Meet begins and then will circulate the crowd while the Meet is running.  Bring your change and spend it on this worthwhile cause to reduce our Club’s future Meet expenses.
2020 New Zealand Short Course Championships

2020 New Zealand Short Course Championships

NZ Short Course Championships takes place from 6th-10th at the Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre in Auckland and is open for Capitals qualified swimmers.

If the size of the squad is large enough, the plan would be similar to previous trips:
Swimmers will need to book flights that arrive in Auckland on Sunday October 4th, please do not book flights that arrive after 12pm.
Swimmers will need to book return flights that leave on Sunday October 11th. Do not book flights that depart before 8am.
Competing swimmers will share accommodations and meals, along with transportation to and from the airport/hotel/pool.
Expenses for Coaching team and Team Manager(s) will be incurred by the competition squad.
Attached is the qualifying times, event information and event schedule.

The qualifying period is until September 20th, with entries opening on August 6th. If a swimmer is close to achieving qualifications, please keep in mind that we have a few qualifying opportunities before Sept 20th.

Also, please read over Capital’s “Away Trip Swim Meet Guidelines”.Capital_Swim_Club_Away_Trip_Swim_Meet_Guidelines

Do not hesitate to contact Coach Andre Kudaba or Joe (manager@capitalswim.co.nz) with questions about the trip if you are unsure about anything.





2020 CPT Medley Meeet Initial Psych Sheet and Initial Session Report

2020 CPT Medley Meeet Initial Psych Sheet and Initial Session Report

Please find attached the Initial Psych Sheet and Session Report for Saturday’s CPT Medley Meet.

Prior to the Meet


Review the entries you have made for your swimmer and get in touch with Sharon Pippos ( Capital Swim Club Secretary) if changes need to be made. Withdrawals will be accepted until 12 noon Friday with the final psych sheet and programme emailed out to you by 5pm the same day. Families are welcome to print these documents remembering they will not be available for purchase at the Meet. If you wish to track the Meet in real time, the Meet Mobile APP works well and can be purchased from online APP stores.
Nominate the name of your helper. Thank you to those families who have already done this. Unfortunately you are the minority. Could the rest of our participating families please let me know their helper urgently as you are expected to provide at least one helper per participating swimmerEmail Sharon if you need uniform or a Swimming Wellington black swimmers pass. You need to be wearing Capital uniform consisting of a Capital embossed singlet or t-shirt, hoodie (optional) and your own plain dark blue/black shorts or leggings and display your pass to gain entry into this Meet as a swimmer. Please don’t forget to write your swimmer’s name on their uniform in case it gets lost.

Sharon’s email is racesec@capitalswim.co.nz.

Meet Day

Entry is via WRACs Main Entrance. Swimmers and Coaches please display your Swimming Wellington or NZSCTA pass. Officials/Helpers please sign in on the Officials Form or show your Swimming Wellington pass to gain entry. Spectators, please pay the $2 entry fee to WRAC personnel situated at their usual position in the front entranceway. Entry opens from 2:30pm.
Contribute to the Capital raffle – 2 opportunities to win $50 cash by purchasing a single ticket for $2 or 3 tickets for $5. Any money raised will go towards Capital’s Meet expenses so please purchase generously.
Team Managers, there is a meeting in the GROUP FITNESS ROOM at 2:45pm – please don’t be late.
Seating is reserved for Clubs with any unallocated seating available for spectators to use. Please note the Gallery and Terrace Seating numbered 1-3 is out of bounds for this Meet. As are the southern stairwell and gym area.

Gallery, Bay 4 – 90 seats

Raumati – 6 swimmers + 2 team managers filling back row of Bay 4
Pirates – 65 swimmers + 2 team managers filling from front to back of Bay 4

Gallery, Bay 5 – 90 seats

Capital – 76 swimmers + 2 team managers filling from front to back of Bay 5

Gallery, Bay 6 – 98 seats

Masterton – 15 swimmers + 2 team managers filling back row of Bay 6 + first three seats in next row down
Upper Hutt – 6 swimmers + 2 team managers second row
Tawa – 51 swimmers + 2 team managers filling from front to 3rd to last row of Bay 6

Gallery, Bay 7 – 63 seats

PCA – 49 swimmers + 2 team managers. PCA you are welcome to split across Bay 7 and remaining seats in Bay 6 or move across to the Terrace Seating side.

Terrace Seating, Bay 5 – 42 seats

Swimzone Racing – 25 seats + chair for Erin Knox if needed.
Pool warm up commences from 3pm with feet first entry from the shallow end. Lanes 0,1,8,9 will turn into dive lanes from 3:15pm with warm up finishing at 3:25pm and racing commencing from 3:30pm. Two lanes situated in the 5m Pool have been booked for swimmers to warm up/down once racing has commenced.
Officials meeting at 3:15pm in the GROUP FITNESS ROOM.
This is a Short Course (25m) Meet. Every race will be Marshalled through the Group Fitness Room rather than the Spin Room. Boxes for personal clothing will be left in the Group Fitness Room labelled by lane number. One race at a time will be released from the Group Fitness Room to a Marshall on Pool deck immediately prior to the race occurring. When on pool deck, extra care will be need to be taken as there will be a lot of officials and coaches positioned in this area.
While the Meet is running, please be respectful of those stepping up to race by being quiet and still anytime you hear a whistle being blown. This signal may indicate the start of the race and it is important that the swimmers who are racing can hear this above the crowd noise.
At the end of the Meet, Organisers will score by gender each of the following 5 age groups – 10U, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17O. The winners of each age group (male and female) will win a prize for the points they scored at the Meet.
Thanks for supporting this Meet for your Club, Pirates and Tawa Swim Clubs.

2020Combi session report

Psych sheets 2020 Combined Meet


Swimming Wellington Short Course Championships

Swimming Wellington Short Course Championships

Please find attached the Flyer for the 2020 SW Short Course Champs (qualification times included).

This multi-day gathering at WRAC which commences Friday, 18 September and ends Sunday 20 September, 2020 is open to 2020-21 SNZ active and registered Competitive Swimmers who have achieved their qualification time/s between 4 March 2019 and Saturday, 6 September 2020. If you are a Club swimmer who has qualified and would like to enter this Meet, please email me so I may update your SNZ membership level from Club to Competitive Swimmer so your Fast Lane account can book into this Meet.

Entry fees are $11 per event and any assistance with selecting the event/s to enter should be discussed with your Coach as we progress closer to this event.

Entries open Monday, 10 August 2020 via your Fast lane account and close Sunday, 6 September 2020 (no exceptions) so please diary note this important date. With this Meet being across days, every swimmer that registers will be required to offer a helper for a session or two. Please let me know when you register your swimmer/s which sessions your helper is available to assist us with the workload.

Finally attached to this email is the Club’s current Eligibility List by Age detailing the events our swimmers have currently qualified for. You may wish to use this information as a guide to selecting event/s in any upcoming Meet you plan to register for during the remainder of the Short Course Champs qualification period. Don’t forget entries to our own CPT Medley Meet on Saturday, 25 July, 2020 remain open until Tuesday, 21 July 2020 at 23:59 so I hope to see a full Club turnout for this shared gathering with Tawa and Pirates Swim Clubs.

Eligibility Report for 2020 SC Champs by Age

Short Course Champs 2020 Final Flier

Upcoming Meets

Upcoming Meets

Please find attached the following information for upcoming Swimming Wellington Short Course (25m) Meets.

SW Distance Championship 2020, Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Coastlands Aquatic Centre

– Limited to active and registered 2020-21 SNZ Competitive Swimmers aged 12 years or over as at the date of the Meet.
– 800m and 1500m Freestyle events require a time or a 400m Freestyle time of 5:15.0 for Males and 5.20.0 for Females in the last two years.
– One off entry fee for the Meet is $15.
– Entries and payment must be made via your Fast Lane swimmer account and close Sunday, 12 July 2020 at 23:59.

SW Tier 1, Meet 2, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Coastlands Aquatic Centre

– Limited to active and registered 2020-21 SNZ Competitive Swimmers aged 13 years or over as at the date of the Meet.
– Only 1 NT (no time) event allowed and no qualifying times have been set for any event.
– Entry fee per event $11.
– Entries and payment must be made via your Fast Lane swimmer account and close Sunday, 2 August 2020 at 23:59.

2020 SW Short Course Championship, September 18-20, 2020 at WRAC

– Limited to active and registered 2020-21 SNZ Competitive Swimmers.
– Qualifying times are needed from previously approved Meets gained within a certain timeframe to be disclosed with the release of the Flyer.
– Flyer yet to be released.

For queries about these Meets, please email or speak to your swimmer’s Coach poolside

Capital,Pirates Tawa Medley Meet

Capital,Pirates Tawa Medley Meet

Please find below the next Tier 2 short course (25m) Club Meet on this year’s Racing calendar.

Capital SC 2020 mixed flier

The CPT (Capital, Pirates Tawa) Medley Meet is an opportunity for these Clubs to reclaim the Meet each lost during Covid-19.

To enter this Meet swimmers must be active and financially registered as either a Club or Competitive swimmer on the SNZ database. For all Recreational Swimmers, this is an opportunity for you to progress your SNZ swimming level to Club swimmer and participate in a Meet as an individual swimmer. NT (no times) are permitted for every event (ie. you do not have to have a previous official time to enter any event) with entries done via your swimmer’s Fast lane and payment made at the time of entry.

Entries cost $10 per event and the opportunity to register for the Meet remains open until Sunday, 19 July 2020, 23:59 no exceptions.

For Capital Swim Club swimmers, this Meet will also be used to identify our 2019-20 Club Champions. To enter Club Champs, your swimmer must enter 4 events with one event being either the 100IM or 200IM. We will separately score the swimmers results in the days following the Meet and share the results with the membership shortly thereafter.

With Term 2 school holidays commencing next week, please look at completing your Meet entry as soon as possible. If help is needed to select your swimmer’s events, please speak to your swimmer’s Coach poolside or via email.

SNZ Rollover

A reminder to you all that from tomorrow you will be able to sign in to your swimmers’ SNZ database account to pay their 2020-21 SNZ membership fee. PLEASE do not try to login before then as you will be blocked.

With rollover this year, SNZ is excited to announce the release of the new Fast Lane.

Fast Lane will replace what is commonly known as your swimmer’s Mypage and will become the new portal for entering competitions, updating your details, viewing results, achievements and qualifications.

To access Fastlane, please sign in as you usually would to your swimmer’s Mypage account and fingers x this should automatically transfer you to Fast lane.

Members can use their Mypage login in ID and password to enter into their Fast Lane account. Once you have entered into your account, go into Subscriptions and pay the fee allocated to your membership level by entering a valid credit card number for payment (a credit card surcharge will apply).

Once your payment has been taken, your unfinancial account will become active and financial for the 2020-21 membership year.


Voting Technical Officials (IOTs and Senior Officials) and Coaches – Capital Swim Club will take responsibility for meeting your 2020-21 membership fees. Thank you for the support and effort you give this Club and its members.

Recreational Swimmers – by close of business tomorrow I hope to have all of your membership accounts added to the SNZ database. Your accounts for 2020-21 will be active and
financial with no membership fee payable. An email giving you further details about SNZ membership and how to use your Fast lane will be sent to you tomorrow.

Finally, if you are participating in this weekend’s Relay Meet please remember your SNZ membership MUST be active and financial for the 2020-21 membership year by lunchtime Friday. Anyone not meeting this deadline will be removed from participating and the team/s they form part of scratched from competition

July Newsletter

Kia ora koutou,

Friday marked the first swimming meet post-covid lockdown with the College Sport Wellington meet at Huia Pool for college students. A fun, return to racing for many Capital swimmers. Next weekend – July 4 – will see Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre full of swimmers of all ages in the annual Swimming Wellington relay meet. These are exciting milestones for swimming in the region.

Another month has passed since the last update. Below are matters the Board would like to share with members.

Club Strategy
You will recall in our newsletter last month (May 31) we talked about how the Board were focusing on a strategy for the club to become financially sustainable (read this as meaning a club that can stand one it’s own two feet – reducing the dependency on grants plus able to build up modest reserves), at the same time doing all we can to provide services/programmes for our wider community.

Whilst we can not share a lot of detail at this point in time, what we can let you know is that we have begun consultations with the coaches on such a strategy, and as the plans evolve we will share the detail with all members.

Club Fees
The start of the new season is literally a few days away (July 1). We are not proposing any changes in the Membership Fees for the coming season, keeping them at $120 per member and capped at $360 per family, where they have three or more swimmers.

With regards to squad fees, there may be changes to squad fees as a result of the new strategy for the club and the specific programmes we deliver as part of that strategy. As that piece of work is still being worked on we do not have any details to share at this point in time. However we can say that we are obsessed with making the sport as affordable as possible, and that all fees charged reflect the value our programs offer our members – this focus will be reflected in any future changes to squad fees.

Training Timetable
The timetable that squads are currently operating under will remain in place for the foreseeable future (here is the timetable and rationale for each training group effective Monday 29 June). Notwithstanding that there is work underway with regards to club strategy, which may have an impact on the programmes we offer at some point in the future, there are no plans at this stage to change from the current timetable.

Update from Gary Hollywood, Head Coach

Thank you for your patience during and immediately post Covid-19, whilst we worked through pool planning with Wellington City Council. The recent switch back to Freyberg, for all Senior Swimmers, was in response to discussions with WCC regards and available lane space at WRAC. Once again thank you and apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced at this time.

Key points from the handout are:
The human body is built to respond to different types of training stimulus differently at different ages. These ages can basically be broken down by what the 14&U body responds to / needs as opposed to what the 15&O body responds to / needs.
The human brain develops with age. Broadly speaking with this in mind in a sporting context 14&U’s are compatible and 15&O’s are compatible.
Any questions about the timetable please direct them to headcoach@capitalswim.co.nz

The Hub
The Board have evaluated Capital’s membership with The Hub. Based on annual use and membership costs of the facility the decision was made to resign as a member of The Hub. We will continue to use the venue for Club functions as the the venue and proximity to Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre is excellent.

Board departures
After three years of serving on the Capital Swim Club Board Dave Clareburt has resigned from the Board. Dave brought a sense of passion, drive and expertise with him as a serving Board member and we wish him and his family all the very best.

Many thanks to Lynda Hart who has also recently resigned from the Board. Her enthusiasm and efficiency will be missed.

An AGM date will be coming your way soon. Please consider getting involved with Capital, there are many roles available from Board member, poolside ambassadors, Club administrator, uniform coordinator, fundraising. Get in touch with manager@capitalswim.co.nxz or chair@capitalswim.co.nz for further information.

Support for Capital Businesses
Below is information about several Capital businesses and their contact details. If you would like to have your business included in next month’s update please email manager@capitalswim.co.nz with a summary to share with our members.

The Section Specialist
If your section is overgrown or you want a garden clean up, want rental property maintenance, lawns done, trees trimmed, leaves, gorse or weeds removed, but just don’t want to do it yourself, The Section Specialist will do it. Whether you are looking for commercial or residential service, a one off cleanup, or ongoing maintenance, or simply want a trailerload of green waste or rubbish removed, we will put in the hard work to assist you.
Are you selling your house or rental property? The better the garden and section looks, the better the bank balance will look.
Contact Dave Crampton 0274717466 for a no obligation free quote – or contact Dave via facebook message.
Magnify Consulting
If you’re staring down a blackhole where a healthy sales pipeline should be, we can help. We’re the business development manager you wish you had, helping you discover and execute on revenue growth strategies while maintaining full control and visibility of your customer data.

You’ll get practical, real world experience of growing sales in tough times, of increasing revenue for companies stuck in a rut. For sales strategy, sales training and coaching, right through to a full outsourced business development manager – we’re here to deliver the sales help you need without taking further risks by hiring in an uncertain market.

Let’s help you find your growth opportunities in the post-lockdown world. Visit our website https://www.magnifyconsulting.co.nz/ Or check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MagnifyConsulting1/
Contact Mary from Magnify mary@magnifyconsulting.co.nz Mobile 027 578 1920

NZ Swim
If you want the latest news on swimming in New Zealand and highlights of swimming news around the world, check out NZ Swim on facebook. NZ Swim is New Zealand’s most widely read and the highest engaged with swimming facebook page in the country. It has updates on swimming news, media articles, breaking news, meets, results, commentary, live streams of national meets – and a few funnies – and is a place to have some questions about the sport asked. All messages are answered.
The URL for the page is here https://www.facebook.com/SwimNZ, and it is written by https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com contributor Dave Crampton. Go over and be one of more than 2000 people who “like” the page.

Lewis Clareburt podcast
A swimming podcast called Off The Blocks featured Lewis Clareburt on Friday 26 June. Take a listen here:
As ever, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me on chair@capitalswim.co.nz

Ngā mihi nui

Matt Titcombe,
Chairperson, on behalf of Capital Swim Club Board