2019 Glasshouse District Swimming

Wow what a tremendous day of competition we had at the Glasshouse District Swimming Championships to become District Champions for just the third time! Everyone swam their best and many personal best times were achieved.

Our 12-year-old swimmers led the way with Chloe Turnbull, Archer Palmer and Dalton Loveday winning most of their events to become Age Champions. Jake O’Grady and Bronte Brannigan also swam well and were named Age Champions in the Year 7 12 year old division.

Chloe Turnbull battled it out in every race against her friend and rival Emma Small with Chloe winning the back, breast and freestyle events just ahead of Emma. Archer won every race except breaststroke where he was beaten by Jarod Keeble to claim the first and second points for GCC in that race!

Dalton Loveday had close races against his opposition too and really pushed hard to win the free and breaststroke events. He placed second in back and 200 Individual Medley and finished 4th in fly to earn the most points in his age group and become 11 Boys Age Champion.

We had five other students gain top three placings during the carnival. Grace Pearson placed 3rd in 50m breaststroke, butterfly and 200 IM and qualified for the Regional Carnival in the breaststroke race. Joshua Ramke placed 3rd in his 12 boys butterfly and breaststroke races and Jake O’Grady won the 12 boys 50m breaststroke and placed second in freestyle. Thomas Quinn was 2nd in breaststroke and Bronte Brannigan placed 3rd in 12 Girls 50m breaststroke. Jarod Keeble won the 11 boys 50m breaststroke. Nine year olds, Jack Ives and Sophie Sharma won their 9 year boys 25m Freestyle and girls 25m backstroke races respectively. Torin Dunford swam as a multi class swimmer and won the 50m back, breast and freestyle races with times which should qualify him to swim at the Regional Carnival in his division.

We are very proud of these results and also of the effort of all our students at this carnival. We all enjoyed receiving the Glasshouse District Swimming Shield and celebrating our win as a team. Students appreciated the support of many parents and grandparents who encouraged the whole team.

Wendy Stott

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