The Middle School House Swimming Carnival was held on Wednesday 15 March for the third time at the recently built SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
The atmosphere at the carnival was excellent, with all Houses supporting their swimmers admirably. The novelty events, which were held in a separate pool, provided an opportunity for all students to be actively involved in the carnival, as did the ‘standards’, which were held in the weeks preceding the carnival.
The carnival was marked with outstanding swimming by a number of our students; the winners from each year level are listed below. This year saw the introduction of the ‘champions race’ as the showcase event to conclude the carnival—the best swimmers from all year levels in the Middle School would race head to head against the other strong swimmers in the 50m freestyle. This year the two races were won by the White siblings, Emily in Year 8 Hill and Charlie in Year 10 Hill.
Hill won the Middle School Cup, with Mellor just pipping Medlin for second spot. It was great to see a range of Houses succeed at various year levels, with Reeves, Wright and Hill winning the year-level competitions and Oats showing strength in the younger years.
There were two records broken, both by Emily White— the Year 8 50m butterfly in 30.30 seconds (old 2007 record 30.38) and Year 8 50m freestyle in 28.21 seconds (old 1986 record 28.25).
Congratulations to everyone who participated and thanks to all the staff and students involved in making this a successful day.
Director of Sport