The rain subsided and our 37 strong GCCC Primary Swimming Team gathered at the Beerwah Community Pool to take on the strongest swimming talents in the Glasshouse District. There were nerves all round but an excitement about representing our college and challenging personal best times was contagious. All races were over 50m except for the nine year olds who raced over 25m and do not progress to Regional Trials.
Twenty-three ribbons were won, many personal best times acheived and almost every team member finished in the top ten with some outstanding individual performances helping to place us in third position in the District Competition behind St Michael’s College and Maleny State School.
Outstanding performers of the day were Beau Howard (11 years), and youngsters Amity Roser (10 years), Cassidy Ferris and Caitlin Moore (9 years) who put in outstanding performances to become Glasshouse District Age Champions.
Cassidy and Amity won three events each with Cassidy, Caitlin and Molly McCaughey dominating the nine year girl’s competition placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in every nine year girls race. Amity clinched the 10 year girls Age Champion title in the last race of the day when she swam an awesome Individual Medley chasing down the leader after the butterfly leg. Beau won the 200m Individual Medley showing his fitness with fantastic breaststroke and freestyle legs and he placed 2nd in backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and 3rd in butterfly to become Age Champion.
The day was topped off when the girls combined well and showed their class and depth to win the Girls All Age Relay beating both St Michael’s and Maleny.
Sophie Trevan also had a successful day placing 2nd in the 11 yr girls butterfly and freestyle events and 3rd in backstroke. Tara Fissenden also swam really well and was just pipped for third in three strokes but her fitness gained her 3rd place in the 200m individual medley.
Congratulations to Amity Roser, Sophie Trevan and Beau Howard who qualified to represent the Glasshouse District at the Sunshine Coast Regional Swimming Carnival.
Thanks to all the fantastic parents who cheered and supported the whole team all day long. We were all very proud of the teams’ efforts and sportsmanship shown throughout the day.