Capital Classic Ocean Swim 2015

On Sunday 25 January 2015 I photographed the Capital Classic Ocean Swim. This year more than 1,150 swimmers competed in this year’s State Capital Classic.  The main 3.3km race started from Frank Kitts Park at 8:45am and finished at Freyberg Beach in Oriental Bay.

2014 runner-up Nathan Capp won the event with a commanding lead.

Fellow competitors hug at the finish line of the 3.3KM I'm going long race. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - January 25:  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Fellow competitors hug at the finish line of the 3.3KM I’m going long race. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – January 25: State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Race winner Nathan Capp wins the 2015 Capital Classic. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - January 25:  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz Wellington, New Zealand.  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Race winner Nathan Capp wins the 2015 Capital Classic. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – January 25: State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Here are some of my other picks from the coverage during the day as fun and interesting…

A competitor psyches up for her 1KM Step it up swim at Oriental Bay. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - January 25:  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

A competitor psyches up for her 1KM Step it up swim at Oriental Bay. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – January 25: State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Prior to the sart of the 3.3KM I'm going long swim race, competitors wait for the water start in front of Frank Kits Park. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - January 25:  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz Wellington, New Zealand.  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Prior to the sart of the 3.3KM I’m going long swim race, competitors wait for the water start in front of Frank Kits Park. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – January 25: State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Tamrah Titcombe crossess the finish line to win the 200M OceanKids race. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - January 25:  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz Wellington, New Zealand.  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Tamrah Titcombe crossess the finish line to win the 200M OceanKids race. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – January 25: State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown before the start of the 1KM swim at the Capital Classic. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - January 25:  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz Wellington, New Zealand.  State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown before the start of the 300M swim at the Capital Classic. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – January 25: State Capital Classic, Wellington, January 25th 2015 http://www.oceanswim.co.nz (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ mark tantrum.com)

I’m going to be posting more shots from the day on my online archive here.

 

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