Caitlin Sets Six New Records at Primary Swimming Carnival
What a fantastic day of swimming competitions and fun we all had at the Primary Swimming Carnival. Students flooded into the Beerwah Pool ready to battle it out against other house teams to gain the title of Swimming House Champions. It was great to see almost every primary student competing in events and cheering their houses on.
Every house tent was adorned with an array of decorations, with sharks, crocodiles and tigers eyeing each other up. War cries were thunderous as teams challenged each other to win the day. Zion was declared War Cry winners in a very tight competition full of passion and plenty of volume.
Students could swim in six events during the carnival with A divisions swimming 50m races and all other divisions competing over 25m. Students could nominate for the 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley events and some fine swimming was on display in these events.
Caitlin Moore was the stand out swimmer of the carnival winning every event she swam in and also breaking the record in every event. She trains really hard and these results certainly reflect the effort she puts in. Caitlin is aiming to swim at the State Championships so she is off to a great start.
Joshua Collins and Olivia McKenzie also swam superbly winning all six races in their respective age groups to gain maximum points for their houses – 60 points in all.
Nine year old boys Jaymes Roser and Joshua Moore had a very close battle in every race they swam with one or the other winning by a very small margin. Josh won three races and Jaymes two which meant Josh became Age Champion with Jaymes just two points behind in second.
The ten year old girl’s competition was also very close all day. Amy Trevan and Ella Childs also had very close races with the crowd cheering them on in each race. Amy finished as Age Champion beating Ella by just two points.
Our District Team should do very well with all these great swimmers selected to represent GCCC at the Glasshouse District Championships.
The Flying Squad relays carry double house points so each house was very keen to win these races. The two fastest girls and boys from each age group formed the flying squad team. Ararat was too strong in these relays and won both the girls and boys races.
Of course there were many other swimmers who made this day a success. It was fantastic to see so many students participating in many events gaining valuable house points and winning ribbons they are very proud of.
The other exceptional aspect of the day was the awesome cheering for house members which literally continued all day. We are sure Mrs Geldenhuys must have almost lost her voice as she and all the enthusiastic house captains led their teams in cheers and chants helping to lift the performance of every swimmer.
Novelty events were eagerly awaited with all students able to participate and have lots of fun. The students raced across the pool avoiding the lane ropes, rode inflatable sharks and turtles and bombed into the pool in between the more serious races. There was also time for fun relays at the end of the day.
Sinai ended the day victorious with just 20 more points than Ararat, with Zion in third. Secondary points were added to these totals and Ararat ended up Overall Champions. Congratulations to everyone for making the carnival such a success.
|Age||Age Champion||Runner Up|
|9 yrs Girls||Olivia McKenzie||Grace Pitman|
|9 yrs Boys||Joshua Moore||Jaymes Roser|
|10 yrs Girls||Amy Trevan||Ella Childs|
|10 yrs Boys||Carl Burgess||Alex Chidgey|
|11 yrs Girls||Caitlin Moore||Molly McCaughey|
|11 yrs Boys||Joshua Collins||Lincoln McKenzie|
|Joshua Moore||9 yrs||25m Butterfly, Backstroke, 100m Freestyle|
|Jaymes Roser||9 yrs||25m Freestyle|
|Olivia McKenzie||9 yrs||25m Backstroke|
|Ella Childs||10 yrs||200m Individual Medley|
|Amy Trevan||10 yrs||50m Butterfly|
|Caitlin Moore||11 yrs||50m Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle 100m Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley|
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