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On a dark and stormy morning, 28 of our Junior School swimmers traveled to the Section 1 Catholic Schools Swimming Carnival at Burnside Pool. Thankfully we brought marquees to shelter from the rain and with the help of our parent volunteers we found shelter quickly.

Coach, Tasmin, based herself in the Marshalling area, offering useful tips to our novice swimmers and reinforcing patterns for our more experienced swimmers throughout the day.

The meet started with the Open Medley relays. The boys team finished second with a mix of Year 3, 5 and 6 swimmers. The girls team swam strongly, finishing second with swimmers from Years 5 and 6. Freestyle was both teams' best stroke, placing each team within the top three of their races.

Our students and families were wonderful at supporting each other and the staff appreciated their calm manner and ability to follow instructions. We would also like to thank the parents that volunteered their time to assist with timing.

Relays were very exciting with our Year 3 boys (Harry B, Azaiah and Jack) as well as Ivy W, comfortably finishing in first position. She then returned to the pool for the Year 3 girls relay with Sofia, Aryanah and Isabella, helping them to finish second!! Year 4 Boys team of Mikey, Noah, Ben and Sebathtian also finished second. The Year 5 girls with Sukti, Alice, Olivia and Adella were dominant in finishing first and the Year 6 Boys team, which only included one Year 6 student finished in second!! Congratulations to Year 3 student Harry Baldas were racing in this team and allowing Declan Lin one final relay swim in Junior School swimming competition.

Whilst we congratulate the age group champions for the day, Harry Baldas (Year 3 boys champion), Declan Lin (Year 6 boys champion) and Adella Jia (Year 5 girls) there was also some exceptional results by Sukti Patel and broken records by Thomas Mazur. The Year 5 girls also won their age group.

Overall results had Ignatius boys finishing in second and the girls in third. All students enjoyed their opportunity to compete and we look forward to a smaller group participating in the SAPSASA competition at the end of this week.

Adele Polyak
Junior School PE Teacher

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