News from Capital Classic
They say you can’t beat Wellington on a good day and this stood very true last season where we had cracking conditions for the State Capital Classic. This season sees the event starting at the more respectable hour of 8.30am on Sunday with the ‘I’m Going Long’ swim from Frank Kitts Park, around the Pt Jerningham Lighthouse to Freyberg Beach in Oriental Bay.
Then the ‘Step it Up 1000m’, ‘Give it a Go 300m’ and inspirational State OceanKids take to the water in their respective swims from Oriental Bay Beach to Freyberg Beach.
Get your friends and family to come and support you during your swim, with some of the best spectator vantage points around the Harbour and hugging the Oriental Bay Beaches. As with all the other six State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series events, New Zealand’s Surf Lifesavers will be keeping a watchful eye on the swimmers as they take on personal challenges and enjoy swimming in the Capital’s Harbour.
The ‘I’m Going Long’ 3.3km Ocean Swim starts at 8.30am in Frank Kitts Park and finishes at Freyberg Beach. The compulsory safety briefing is at 8.10am at Upper Frank Kitts Park. This swim is for individuals with swimming experience who have trained to complete this event.
The ‘Step It Up’ 1000m Ocean Swim, starting at Oriental Bay Beach at 10.35am and finishing at Freyberg Beach, is an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience, who could be training for the ‘I’m Going Long’ swim at one of the other events. The compulsory safety briefing starts at 10.30am at Oriental Bay Beach.
The ‘Give It A Go’ 300m Ocean Swim, starting at Oriental Bay Beach at 11.15am and finishing at Freyberg Beach, is a great introduction to open water swimming. The compulsory safety briefing starts at 11.10am at Oriental Bay Beach.
The State OceanKids, kicking off at 11.20am at Oriental Bay Beach, is for children aged between 6-10 years old and consists of a fun 30 minute safety activity session followed by a 200m shallow water swim from Oriental Bay Beach to Freyberg Beach, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards