Interislander Capital Classic


January 27th
New Zealand
3.3km, 1km
Ocean Swims

Aboutthe swim

Some people say Wellington can be windy. In our collective experience, we concur.

But there is more to Wellington than the resident stiff breeze, an oversized cake tin, and the very large nest of politicians for which the city is commonly associated. Yes indeed, Wellington has an absolutely positively beautiful harbour which plays host to the absolutely positively awesome Capital Classic Ocean Swim.

Open Water swimming in Wellington can be a daunting prospect, so take the opportunity to do it safely and in style with the country’s most experienced and well-resourced crew. Safety comes first at the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series which is why we ensure the best support crew are in the water with you, including an enormous contingent from Surf Life Saving New Zealand with support when possible from the Harbour Master and the New Zealand Police. Rest assured they’ll be there for support and encouragement for every stroke of your challenge!

Some people say Wellington is hard to beat on a good day. We say the iconic Capital Classic in Wellington is hard to beat full stop. Set your goal today and enter here and find out for yourself first-hand.

Are your 7-12 year old kids enjoying their swimming? Why not extend their skill range and confidence in a safe and fun environment with the Banana Boat OceanKids – a 200m ocean swim. What better way to encourage your children to have fun and be safe in the ocean, than being surrounded by their peers and inspiring life guards! Find out more here.

The New Zealand Ocean Swim Series is the largest group of open water swims in New Zealand, with over 8,000 swimmers participating in these 7 popular and professionally run races. So if you are a local looking to add more points to your Global Ranking from the other GSS races in New Zealand or you are someone vacationing in New Zealand and want to add points to your other races from around the world, these are fun and inclusive races that are well worth looking up!