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NZ Ocean Swim Series – Capital Classic

Sun, 28 Jan 2018

An ocean swim hugging the Oriental Bay Beaches, with some of the best spectator vantage points around the Harbour, the Capital Classic is the third of seven events in theNew Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of four different swim events, the Capital Classic provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

  • ‘I’m Going Long’ 3.3km – a swim from Frank Kitts Park, around the iconic Pt Jerningham Lighthouse to Freyberg Beach in Oriental Bay
  • ‘Step it Up’ 1km – starting at Oriental Bay Beach and finishing at Freyberg Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience
  • ‘Give it a Go’ 500m – starting at Oriental Bay Beach and finishing at Freyberg Beach, a great introduction to open water swimming
  • ‘OceanKids’ 200m – a swim for children aged between 7-12 years old, consisting of a 200m shallow water swim from Oriental Bay Beach to Freyberg Beach, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

Event details

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
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Type of event
harbour swim
Course types
point to point
Swim lengths
200m, 500m, 1km & 3.3km
Swim series
New Zealand Ocean Swim Series


Freyberg Beach
Wellington NZ
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Weather forecast

Jan 28

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
12am 16°C 6 m/s
1am 16°C 6 m/s
2am 16°C 6 m/s
3am 15°C 6 m/s
4am 16°C 6 m/s
5am 16°C 7 m/s
6am 16°C 7 m/s
7am 17°C 7 m/s
8am 17°C 7 m/s
9am 18°C 8 m/s
10am 19°C 8 m/s
11am 19°C 9 m/s
12pm 19°C 9 m/s
1pm 19°C 9 m/s
2pm 19°C 9 m/s
3pm 19°C 9 m/s
4pm 18°C 8 m/s
5pm 18°C 8 m/s
6pm 18°C 7 m/s
7pm 17°C 7 m/s
8pm 17°C 7 m/s
9pm 16°C 7 m/s


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