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2019 Short Course Championships

Swimming Wellington’s 2019 Short Course Championships ran over 3 days at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, the event was attended by 477 swimmers, with entries coming from an age range spanning 19 years in the region’s largest meet of the year. An adjustment in schedule allowed the meet to be run over 3 days, which made for competitive timed finals including swimmers from Manawatu and Hawkes Bay.

Jenna Rolston-Larking (Capital 15yrs), Finn Harland (Pirates 13yrs) and Vinnie Tat (PCA, 10yrs) were the top three individual Wellington points scorers throughout the meet. The latter joined Suri Sun in leading the way for Porirua City Aquatic juniors, who took home the Eyeline Cup (12&U Trophy) for the second year running. Capital Swim Club won the Mana Swimco cup with 3,455 points (including 136 points won at the SW Distance meet) along with the Tawa Trophy (awarded to the club team with more than four swimmers that achieves the best average individual event points over the meet)


12 Wellington records were broken over the course of the weekend, 6 of which came on the Saturday and 9 of which were recorded in the Freestyle. Chelsey Edwards (4 records), Suri Sun (2 records) and Jack Plummer (2 records) re-wrote the record books and came away with impressive medal hauls. Both Plummer and Sun topped their 50 Free records from earlier in the year whilst Edwards has picked up 8 regional records since turning 18 prior to NZ Opens.

New Zealand Short Course kicks off on October 1st at Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre, sure to be a few Wellingtonians challenging for podium places and record times at nationals.

Full Results    Team Scores (inclusive of Long Distance results)     Team Scores (12 & Under)    Age group winners

Top Performances




Jenna Rolston-Larking

50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 IM, 200 IM,

400 IM, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free

Golds – 11

Vinnie Tat

50 Breast, 100 Breast, 100 IM, 200 IM, 50 Fly, 100 Fly,

50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back

Golds – 9

Silver – 2

Sam Brown

100 IM, 200 IM, 50 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free,

100 Fly, 200 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Back

Golds – 9