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Swimming Sports 2019
Photo by Cameron Anderson

Swimming Sports

Mr Haden Powell —

Thanks to all those who helped out during the 2019 edition of the GHS Swimming Sports. It turned out to be a great carnival with a high level of participation in most year levels. A big 'thank you' to Mike Meadowcroft who oversaw the event and ironed out the small issues we came across; Roxanne Rooney and Andy Morrison on the data entry; Kim Andrews and Sarah Foley-Smith for sorting the time keepers judging and recording; Stuart Wilcox who marshalled the students impeccably and of course Amy Ross for her patience when starting each race. A slick crew, meant I could hunt for lost shoes, dish out sunscreen and attempt to answer 100's of " when is my race...?" questions. 

Thank you to all those parents and caregivers who came in and supported the students, it was wonderful to see so many of you. The carnival highlights would be the crowd support given to Luke Bennett as he finished his 25m Freestyle and Breaststroke. Conor Foley-Smith swimming the fastest 100m ever in the pool. Marcus Furrer is a brilliant swimmer in his own right, winning all his 6 events and setting 3 records. Unfortunately for him, Conor Foley-Smith is in a league of his own and impressively broke all 6 records he raced in. Other record breakers were Jack Boorer-Lilley (2 records), Maelle Rossignol (2 records) and Kristen Schoneveld (1 record). 

Commiserations to the staff relay team who were pipped at the post after leading the race until the 9th and final leg. Hopefully the staff relay team will be back on top after the Athletics.

Here are your Champions:

Year 7/8 Boys

1st Jack Boorer-Lilley - 40 pts - Winner of the Turner Family Cup (1st in 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke (record), 50m Breaststroke (record), 100 IM and 100m Freestyle (record)),  2nd Hunter Wilson - 36 pts (1st in 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstrtoke), 3rd Carlos Johnson/Vardin Sims - 20 pts (1st in 100m Backstroke)

Year 7/8 Girls

1st Maelle Rossignol - 40 pts - Winner of the Langrell Family Cup (1st in 50m Freestyle (record), 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle (record) and 25m Butterfly (record)) 2nd Nicole Schoneveld - 36 pts (1st in 25m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke), 3rd Charlotte Orange - 30 pts (1st in 25m Freestyle, 25m Breaststroke  and 50m Breaststroke)

Year 9-10 Boys

1st Cameron Anderson - 34 pts - winner of the Mogine Trophy (1st in 25m Freestyle, 25m Breaststroke, 25m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke) 2nd Daniel Gould - 28 pts (1st in 50m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and 100m IM), 3rd Caleb Orange - 18 pts (1st in 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke)

Year 9/10 Girls

1st Kristen Schoneveld - 32 pts Winner of the Prendergast Cup (1st in 50m Freestyle (record), 50m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle (record), 100m Breaststroke and 100m IM) 2nd Jess Furrer- 30 pts (1st in 25m Freestyle, 25m Backstroke, 25m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke), 3rd Rachel Harford - 28 Pts (1st in 25m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 100m IM)

11-13 Boys

1st Conor Foley-Smith - 48 pts Winner of the Allan Wood Cup (all records - 25m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly and 100m IM) 2nd Marcus Furrer- 42 pts (1st in 25m Freestyle, 25m Breaststroke (record), 25m Backstroke (record), 50m Breaststroke (record), 50m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke), 3rd Jamie Roberts/Robert Furrer - 20 pts (1st in 50m Breaststroke and 100m Breaststroke)

11-13 Girls

1st Gabby Rusbridge - 36 pts Winner of the Robyn Knox Cup (1st in 25m Freestyle, 25m Backstroke, 25m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 100m IM) 2nd Lani Curtis - 26 pts (1st in 25m Breaststroke, 25m Backstroke and 25m Butterfly), 3rd Courtney Howell - 24 pts (1st in 50m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle).

Other notable performances:

Year 7

  • Lindsay McKay - 1st in 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke
  • Isabelle England - 1st in 25m Breaststroke
  • Oscar Ball - 2nd in 25m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle.

Year 9

  • Sophie Holden - 1st in 25m Freestyle, 25m Breaststroke and 50m Breaststroke
  • Lydia Rae - 1st in 50m Butterfly

Year 10

  • Molly Kate Morrison - 1st in 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke
  • Brodie England - 1st in 25m Freestyle
  • Flynn Sugrue - 1st in 25m Breaststroke

Year 11-13

  • Nadia Houston - 1st in 25m Breaststroke
  • Charlotte Stack - 1st in 100m Freestyle
  • Xavier Henwood - 1st in 25m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle
  • Jack Rusbridge - 1st in 25m Freestyle.