This year’s Secondary Swimming Carnival was a great success. There were some exceptional efforts from all participants and the vibrant house colours, dancing and loud cheering made for an exciting atmosphere. All enjoyed the novelty races, fashion of the pool and the equally hilarious ‘big splash’ competition.
With all students dressed in team colours and cheering throughout the day, the rivalry was at an all-time high. House war cries resounded regularly and it was Zion who this year showed the most enthusiasm to win the spirit award.
Competition in the pool was extremely close across most age groups with some champions being decided by the smallest of margins. Students swam in either the A or B division races according to their previous nominations and trials. It was a fantastic spectacle to see the regular close finishes. The final points were actually much closer than anyone expected with Ararat emerging as well deserved house champions. The final points were Ararat 771, Sinai 760 and Zion 514.
At our 2016 carnival, 32 new swimming records were set. The standard of swimming has continued to improve this year, as an incredible 38 new records were set in some outstanding swims. Congratulations to all students who managed to qualify to swim at the district carnival. In particular our age champions and record breakers.
Thank you to all parents, teachers and house captains who helped make the day a success.
This year’s boys and girls swimming age champions and record breakers are as follows…