It was an early start to a Monday morning. The Eddies swim team headed down to the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre in Homebush, to compete in the Broken Bay Secondary Schools Sports Association (BBSSSA) 2019 Swimming Championships.
Despite the rain and the battle of the ‘Dad jokes’ between Mr Bell, Mr Ristuccia and Mr Hannelly down the freeway, the carnival ran smoothly with the boys enjoying many successes in the pool. It was also the first time that we arrived well before the official starting time.
Highlights of the day included:
- Daniel McLoughlin was named the overall 15 years Age Champion. He placed first in the 15 years 200 m Freestyle, 50 m Backstroke, 100 m Freestyle, 50 m Freestyle and 50 m Butterfly. Daniel also managed to break two BBSSSA records: 50 m Backstroke and 50 m Butterfly. These records have not been broken since 2004.
- Joseph Bonham achieved first place in the 14 years 50 m Butterfly
Second place winners of the day were:
- Keanu Wells 12 years 50 m Breaststroke
- Toby Armstrong 15 years 50 m Breaststroke
- Joseph Bonham 14 years 50 m Backstroke
- Ryan Green 15 years 50 m Backstroke, 50 m Freestyle and 50 m Butterfly
- Nate Vaughan 12 years 100 m Freestyle
- Riley Bissett Opens 50 m Freestyle
- Daniel McLoughlin 200 m Individual Medley Intermediate
St Edward’s Relay teams:
- 4×50 m Junior Medley Relay – 1st place
- 4×50 m Intermediate Medley Relay – 1st place
- 4×50 m Opens Medley Relay – 2nd place
- 4×50 m Junior Freestyle Relay – 2nd place
- 4×50 m Intermediate Freestyle Relay – 1st place
- 4×50 m Opens Freestyle Relay – 2nd place
- 4×50 m All Age Relay – 3rd place
St Edward’s College won the division of Intermediate boys
Thank you to all the boys in the swim team; you not only gave 100% in the water, but you were true representatives of the College. A special mention to Jacob Curcio and Beau Newlands who unfortunately had to withdraw from the Carnival. They were both missed on the day. Thank you to the boys who swam in their place.
Would also like to thank Mr Bell, Mr Ristuccia and Mr Hannelly for driving the bus as well as for their skills in time keeping.
And lastly a big thank you to the mums and dads who came down to support not only their sons but the rest of the team as well.