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.



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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WHiPA 2012 Annual Review

2012 was an exciting year for Wellington High Performance Aquatics and we are pleased to share with you some highlights in our 2012 Annual Review. Read more

Malaysian Olympic Coach working closely with WHiPA

Malaysian Head Olympic Diving Coach, Yang Zhu Liang visited Wellington in late 2012, working hands on with coaches and divers and running a workshop with High Performance Sport NZ for high performance coaches in Wellington.

Yang Zhu Liang was at London 2012 Olympics with the Malaysian Diving team - Pandelela Rinong Pamg took a bronze medal in the Women's 10m Platform and Yeoh Ken Nee (who dived at the olympic qualifying event at the WHiPA Asia Pacific event in August 2011) finished 10th in the final of the Men's 3m springboard. Read more

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!


2014 events coming soon!


Latest News

December 2013
Asia Pacific Diving Invitational 2013 review
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April 2013
WHiPA 2012 Annual Review
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11 September 2012
Malaysian Olympic Coach to work closely with WHiPA
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17 May 2013
Dominion Post Wellington Sports Awards finallists announced
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19 October 2012
Malaysian coach adds a bit of spring to kiwi divers
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July 2012
The Chinese Post - Feature Story
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