This years’ Swimming Carnival, held at the Beerwah pool was indeed a record breaker. Never before throughout the history of sporting events held by Glasshouse Christian College, had 45 records been broken and never before has the level of competition been so hotly contested.
The level of participation from all students this year was at an all time high. Keen to get wet, the students arrived for the long distance events at 8am and from there the action in the pool did not cease until the last relay event at 2pm.
The length of the pool was decorated like a sea of green, red and blue and there was no shortage of motivation for competitors, as each race was accompanied by the loud enthusiastic cheering for the Sinai, Zion and Ararat houses.
Congratulations to all record breakers and age champions and an extra special mention should go out to the 10 year old Amity Roser and 11 year old Beau Howard both of the Zion house. They managed to win every A race for their age group throughout the day. It should also be mentioned that Amity and Beau as well as 16 years Joshua Topfer of Sinai managed to break five individual, long standing records. We can certainly expect to see big things in the pool from these three swimmers in the future. A special mention should also go out to Stephanie Ferris, Shannon Howard, Jack Fissenden and Emily Ellwood who all came close to emulating Amity’s achievements.
Although the lead on points changed several times early in the day it was once again Ararat that finished on top with a total of 1804 points. They were followed by Zion on 1309 points and Sinai finished in 3rd place with a total of 1103 points.
The GCCC district Swimming squad will be announced shortly and we can look forward to a competitive group of swimmers representing our school at the SCISSA District Swimming competition held in Noosa on the 20 February. Swimming squad training will be held at 7:30am every Tuesday and Thursday morning at the Beerwah pool for these swimmers.
Secondary Swimming Age Champions 2013 and records broken are listed in the table in the newsletter
Other record breakers not listed in the table include –
Matthew Fisher, Thomas Thow, Jayme-Lee Groer, Ryan Sauer, Caitlyn Moore, Tara Fissenden and Matthew Koschel.
All students should be congratulated for their involvement and participation in what was a successful day all round.