Welcome to Wellington High Performance Aquatics

Wellington High Performance Aquatics (WHiPA) aims to develop athletes to enable them to excel at an elite level. The foundation sport was diving, now joined by swimming, and supporting some athletes from surf life saving and triathlon, with further aquatic disciplines to follow as the centre continues to grow.


Glasgow 2014

Congratulations to the six WHiPA athletes who have been selected to represent New Zealand in Glasgow 2014!

Li Feng Yang

Natasha Hind, Samantha Lee, Samantha Lucie Smith, Ellen Quirke and Emma Robinson.


WHiPA Update 2014

Wellington High Performance Aquatics are pleased to share with you our strategic direction, highlights and athlete profiles. Read more



Asia Pacific Diving Invitational 2013

The 2013 Asia Pacific Diving Invitational was on from 6 - 8 October 2013 at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, we enjoyed welcoming top international athletes from around the world.
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Feature Profile: Emma Robinson - Swimming athlete

In 2012, 18 year old Emma Robinson was a finalist for the Swimming NZ Emerging Swimmer of the Year and winner of College Sport Wellington Swimmer of the Year. At the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii she demolished her freestyle 100m personal best, and placed 6th in the 800m freestyle final. Emma’s had a strong start to 2013 - already qualifying for the Open Water World Championships in Barcelona later this year!


July 2014
FINA Diving World Cup
Shanghai, China

July/August 2014
Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Scotland

August 2014
Swimming Pan Pacifics

August 2014
Para-Swimming Pan Pacifics
California, USA

Latest News

18 June
Li Feng Yang hopes for Commonwealth medals (TV3)
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4 June
WHiPA Update
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29 May
Two athletes added to Comm Games Team (Dom Post)
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28 May 2014
Diving Team Grows (NZOC)
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11 April 2014
Powerful swimming team named for Glasgow 2014 (NZOC)
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December 2013
Asia Pacific Diving Invitational 2013 review
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