State Capital Classic swim: Wellington, Sunday January 27, 2013.
The State Capital Classic happens every year in Wellington, this year it happened on Sunday January 27, 2013. It consists of a 3.3KM main course which starts from the water in front of Frank Kits Park, straight out to the lighthouse then back to Freyberg Beach. There is also a 1000M and 300M race, followed by a kids 200M. These all original in Oriental Bay and finish at Freyberg Beach.
A family walk hand in hand toward the start line of the 3.3KM swim. It looked to me like 2 generations supporting the middle one here!
The start line of the 3.3KM long course – a water start with the elite swimmers in the foreground with the multi coloured caps.
A couple of my photos of the winners crossing the finish line ran in The New Zealand Herald | 2013-01-28 | New Zealand | Page: 67
A swimmer to watch out for in the future: Cortney Carson, who placed 3rd in this years Capital Classic and 3rd at La Grande Swim 2012. She is 15 years old and hails from Wellington.
Another swimmer pointed this out to me- really nice touch having the dressing gown over the top of the wetsuit on the crisp morning air in Wellington at 6:30am!