A bright, sunny day greeted our eager swimmers for what turned out to be a fantastic event. The senior boys embraced the colour and fanfare of the carnival, while the younger boys were enthusiastically involved in supporting their house colour.
While the highlight of the day was watching the many talented swimmers we have at the College, it was also an opportunity to see the Year 12 boys embrace their last swimming carnival with colour, costumes and a variety of floatation devices crammed into their one heat approach to each event.
Another year, another record for both Daniel McLoughlin (Doolan) and Jacob Curcio (Shanahan). Daniel set a new record in the Intermediate 200 m Freestyle of 2:04:53, funnily enough breaking Jacob’s previous mark from 2018. In the next race, it was Jacob’s turn to set a new record in the Senior 200 m Freestyle of 2:04:40. Later in the day Daniel also set a record in the Under 15’s, 50 m Backstroke of 30:25 seconds.
The day also saw us crown our 2019 Age Champions:
|Age Group||Age Champion
|Under 12||Nate Vaughan||Shanahan (Blue)|
|Under 13||Kale Pauta||Doolan (White)|
|Under 14||Jayden Redfern||Doolan (White)|
|Under 15||Daniel McLoughlin||Doolan (White)|
|Under 16||Riley Marotta||Knights (Green)|
|Opens||Jacob Curcio||Shanahan (Blue)|
Overall Doolan (White) House won the day on 1034 points, improving on their second placing last year. Shanahan (Blue) came in second on 972, followed by Spillane (Red) on 851 and Knights (Green) on 626.
Many thanks to our fantastic staff for their tireless efforts on the day and their support in ensuring the carnival ran smoothly, thank you also to the many helpers who assisted with the set-up and pack-up of the carnival.
Finally, I must congratulate all the students in attendance on their wonderful behaviour at the carnival. It was fantastic to speak to both the pool and café staff at the end of the day and have each of them comment on the pleasant and respectful behaviour of our boys.
Well done to everyone on a great start to the sporting year.