Five clean sweeps at Primary Swimming Carnival

Blue was the show of ribbons on four of our very talented swimmers at the GCC primary swimming carnival. Chloe Turnbull, Archer Palmer, Dalton Loveday, Grace Pearson and Jack Ives all won their races showing their dominance in their age groups. Chloe, Archer, Grace and Dalton will all represent GCC at the Glasshouse District Swimming Carnival next week while Jack will need to wait until next year as he is only eight years old. 

Amy Jones showed her speed in the 8 year girl’s races winning the 25m free, back and breaststroke races but Freya Dunford shone in the endurance races. Freya swam and won the 100m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley which have not been swum before by an eight year old at our carnivals.

What a great day it was as students raced hard, cheered loudly and had fun in several novelty races. The rain held off and everyone participated enthusiastically gaining as many points as possible for their house team. It was great to see the improvement in swimmers after the Term 4 swim program and everyone tried their very best.

Records are getting hard to break at our Primary Carnival so Chloe Turnbull showed her class how to break two records by just a whisker. Chloe swam 32.58 to beat Caitlin Moore’s 32.99 50m Freestyle record and 43.12 to beat Indiah Loveday’s record of 43.74 in 50m Breaststroke. Chloe trains hard and is improving all the time so is excited about swimming at the District Carnival. Eight year olds, Oliver Laurens and Thomas Jones, both set new records in the 25m Freestyle and Backstroke events respectively. Freya Dunford was the first eight year old to ever swim 100m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley at our carnivals so she set records in these events. What an amazing effort from an eight year old student.  

The cheering from the houses was amazing as house captains and teachers lead their teams in new and creative house cries. Mrs M and Ararat were always going FASTER, Zion were sliding down waterfalls all day and Mrs G and Sinai were red all over from cheering!

The flying squad relays were very exciting as double points were given to the winning team. Sinai and Zion were out to catch Ararat who had a lead in the points tally. Sinai cheered their lungs out and their swimmers swam their arms and legs nearly off and finished as winners of both the Boys and Girls Flying Squad Relays.

Although this was enough of a boost to overtake Zion it was not enough points to catch Ararat who once again became Swimming Champions. Josh Ramke and Isabella Morgan were delighted to receive the winning shield after a day of cheering and great swimming from their team.

Everyone enjoyed the final relays as the rain came down. It was fun to see the teachers battle it out against the Year 6 students with the teachers winning – maybe next year students!

8 – 12 Years Age Champions

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