Congratulations to WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Athlete Scholarship recipient, swimmer Lewis Clareburt. Lewis (18) has been with the Capital Swim Club since he first started competitive swimming at 8 years old. His main event is the 400 Individual Medley, but at New Zealand Age Group Championships 2018 this year he won 8 Age Group Titles over different events, which he did also the previous year as a 17 year old. At this years NZ Age Group Champs it earned him the Life Member
Congratulations to swimmer Joel Crampton who has been awarded a WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Reaching for the Podium scholarship. Joel Crampton, 16, currently swims with the Capital Swim Club under coach Gary Hollywood. Joel has been competing at a national level since he was nine, and has won numerous national titles and more than 30 Wellington records. In his first year at Tawa College he was awarded the Sportsman of the Year and that year also won the Swimming Wellington selectors
Congratulations to Sophie Irving, 2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient. Sophie is 14 years old and currently attends Wellington East Girls College. She has been swimming competitively since 2011, swimming for Capital Swim Club in Wellington under Head Coach Gary Hollywood. Sophie’s passion and drive for swimming comes from a love of the water apparent from a young age. Her preferred stroke is backstroke but she’s looking to improve the others.
WHIPA are delighted to announce that a 2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Athlete Scholarship has been awarded to swimmer Emma Robinson.
Emma was recently named in the Aquablacks team to compete at the FINA World Championships from Budapest Hungary 14-30 July in the 800 and 1500m freestyle events. Emma Robinson started swimming competitively at age 13 for Wellington's Capital Swim Club, which she still swims for. She is currently training at TSS Aquatic in Gold Coast, Austr
Congratulations to Thomas Watkins, 2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient.
Thomas is a competitive swimmer from Capital Swim Club in Wellington, coached by Gary Hollywood. He has a love of backstroke and individual medley events.
In the past 12 months he has won 2 national bronze medals and 5 national silver medals, as well as gaining selection as part of the Swimming New Zealand team, travelling to Australian Age Championships earlier this year
Congratulations Gary Hollywood - The 2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Performance Coach Advance scholarship recipient. Gary has been the Head Coach at Wellington’s Capital Swim Club since April 2016, previously holding coaching positions in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He has coached athletes to all levels of events, including Commonwealth Games. In July this year he will be NZ National Team Coach for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas. Gary is an outstanding coach who is