VUWSA awards for Lewis Clareburt

VUWSA awards for Lewis Clareburt

Congratulations to Lewis Clareburt for winning the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) in 2019. For a second year running, Bachelor of Commerce student Lewis Clareburt has been awarded the Sportsperson of the Year and Māori Sportsperson of the Year Blues Awards for his national record-breaking international sporting achievements in swimming.

Presented annually in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), the Blues Awards are the highest sporting accolade the University can give to students who have brought credit to the institution through their sporting achievements or contribution to sport.

In July at the World Swimming Championships in South Korea, Lewis swum the race of his life to claim a bronze medal in the 400 metres Individual Medley. In doing so, Lewis took more than two seconds off the national record and was the first New Zealander to win a medal at the event since 2015. Lewis also qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Lewis is of Tainui descent.

Well done Lewis!

Open Night: 22 August, WRAC

Capital Swim Club will be running an Open Night at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre on Thursday August 22. Come say hello to Lewis Clareburt, a Bronze medallist at FINA World Champs in July 2019.

All swimmers are welcome to come and do a free trial and see what swimming group would suit them.

Time: 3:30-5pm. There will be three 30-minute sessions starting at 3:30, 4 and 4:30pm.

 

 

 

WHiPA scholarships to Capital Swimmers

WHiPA scholarships to Capital Swimmers

Congratulations to four Capital Swimmers who have been awarded a Wellington High Performance Aquatics (WHiPA) Lloyd Morrison Reaching for the Podium scholarship. Well done Sam Brown, Atakura Julian, Chelsey Edwards and Jenna Rolston-Larking.

FINA WORLD CHAMPS

FINA WORLD CHAMPS

Capital Swim Club was very proud to have Lewis Clareburt and Chelsey Ewards competing at FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Congratulations to the successes of both Lewis and Chelsey.

Clareburt came third in the World and won a bronze medal in the Men’s 400 Medley. Lewis swam his fastest, getting a new personal best as well as breaking the New Zealand Open Record. An amazing 2.2 seconds faster; Lewis swam the 400 Medley in 4:12.07 seconds.

Edwards was in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay which secured a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The New Zealand women’s team came 10th overall in the Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay in a time of 8:03.28 seconds. Chelsey Edwards swam the third 200m in 2:01.88 seconds.

On day 7 competed in the 50m freestyle. Chelsey Edwards came 37th overall in the Women’s 50m Freestyle in 26.05 seconds. 18-year-old Chelsey was 40th on the entry list so climbed 3 places in 37th. She was one of the youngest competing in the event and the second youngest in the top 40.