The GCCC Swimming team put up a valiant effort at the independent school sports district swimming event at the Noosa Aquatic Centre last week. Throughout all races over the course of the day the GCCC swimmers consistently finished in the top 50% of events.
The carnival kicked off with the long distance events. These races were tight battles with our representatives matching it with swimmers from our larger neighbouring private schools. The 200m individual medley provided our best results for the day. Joshua Topfer finished with a first placing. Joshua has been a welcome addition to our swim team this year with this and other excellent results throughout the day. Abbey Bates didn’t disappoint either, finishing with a second placing. Other pleasing results came from Andrea Little with a third and James Proud with a fourth.
Several of our swimmers really came into their own once the 100m events got underway. Joshua Topfer again put in pleasing efforts to place 3rd in the backstroke, 4th in the breaststroke and 5th in his 100m freestyle event.
As the GCCC swimmers continued throughout the day, more impressive results were evident. We finished with fourth placings from Emily Ellwood and James Proud in the 100m breastroke and a fifth from Jesse Snelling. Up and coming swimmers Shannon Howard and Rani Weir both managed 8th and 9th in their 100 meter freestyle race.
Other swimmers involved in the day’s events from GCCC were Elise Ellwood, Lilli Jameljanko, Brianna Gallen, Jack Fissendon, Ryan Sauer, Nicola Bates, Thomas Dwan, Connor Chapman, Thomas Chapman, Lucas Tidy, Troy Fullerton, Louise Munyard, Jayme-Lee Groer and Juanita Greasley.
A big congratulations to all who represented our school at the district carnival. All swimmers gave it their all and we should be well pleased with there efforts.