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Capp smashes New Zealand record

Nathan Capp has smashed a New Zealand open short course record at the recent Bay of Plenty Short Course Championships.

The Greerton swimmer had a classy swim in the 800m freestyle event on the Friday night of championships to set a new national record of 7:42.29.

His time was just over 10 seconds faster than the prior record of 7:52.73.

The previous record was set by Robert Voss at the New Zealand Short Course Championships in 2007.