On Wednesday, Westport Campus held their annual Swimming Carnival. It was a fantastic day for students and staff. The weather Gods were on our side with the rain not coming down until we had finished our last race!
The day started with the 100m Freestyle followed by the highly anticipated Senior Gold Coin Scramble and as the event states, it is a mad scramble for treasure at the bottom of the pool. There were plenty of other novelty events held throughout the day such as the Water Polo Ball relay, T-Shirt relay, Monster relay and a Belly Flop competition which resulted in quite a few red bellies!
All the students came to the edge of the pool to cheer on the staff verses Year 12 50m Freestyle relay. The staff were victorious on this occasion, well at least I think so as there may have been a staff member who might have used fins!
Once again, we ran the 50 Freestyle invitational event where we invite two swimmers to take on four staff members. Iesha Apthorpe and Morgan Jean were our two student swimmers. They won easily even when the staff had a five second head start!
We had some fantastic results from our students. Eight school records were broken with the standout being Iesha Apthorpe who broke 5 records, three of them from the 1980’s! Morgan Jean, Ethan Rowe and Douglas Toomey also broke a school record. Well done!
Iesha Apthorpe - 16 Years
100m Freestyle 1.03.76 1983 record
50m Butterfly 30.38
50m Freestyle 29.01 1983 record
50m Backstroke 35.68 1987 record
15-16yrs 200m IM 2.54.01
Ethan Rowe – 14 Years
50m Butterfly 38.58
Morgan Jean – 17 Years
50m Butterfly 30.30 1999 record
14yrs & U 200m IM 3.30.52
Swimming Carnival House Champion:
12 Years Age Champion: Tyneisha Mueller
13 Year Age Champions: Chloe Day Benji Mathews
14 Year Age Champions: Kaitlin Jean Ethan Rowe
15 Year Age Champions: Karlie Hurst Andy Campfield
16 Year Age Champions: Iesha Apthorpe William Delaforce
17 Year + Age Champions: Danielle Aylett Morgan Jean
MC Age Champion: Alexander Thompson