by Lynne Berry

JPII Swimming Sports

Last week saw a much reduced version of our Annual Swimming Sports, but records were broken and a lot of enjoyment was had.

The 2022 Swimming sports were open to competitive swimmers only, but this didn't stop our swimmers from entering the various races and trying their absolute best.

Several JPII records fell and it was great to see so many of our new students taking part.  We look forward to watching them take the West Coast Swimming world by storm!

Records Broken:

Ellie McBride    Freestyle 25m       14.14 sec

                         Freestyle 50m        33.67 sec

Grace Hahn     Breaststroke 25m    20.63 sec

                         Breaststroke 50m    45.88 sec

                         Breaststroke 75m    1min 14.85 sec

Jayden Richardson   Freestyle 75m        50.13 sec

                                  Breaststroke 50m   42.63 sec

                                  Breaststroke 75m   1 min 05.50 sec

Quinn Berry      Breaststroke 25m     21.63 sec

Kurt Berry     Freestyle 75m        49.43 sec

                     Breaststroke 75m   1 min 00.65 sec

Follow the link to view the complete results from the day. 

Swim Sports - Results 2022.xlsx (

The photos below are just a small sample of the photos from the day Thank you so much to Lynne Berry for taking the great photos, they are brilliant!  

A Message from our Sports Captain:

Swimming sports 2022 was a success despite our limits due to Covid-19. An energetic and enthusiastic vibe was felt throughout the great day. I would like to thank all the teachers and students who helped put together the swimming sports and made it such a well-run day, a special thanks to Ms Costello and Ms Dodemaide. 

Also, a big thanks to all the students that participated, you guys showed sportsmanship with a good mix of fun and competitiveness. 

The results of swimming sports showed

  • Anahera come 1st with 255 points, 
  • Columba 2nd with 217 points, 
  • Saints 3rd with 147 points, 
  • Mawhera 4th with 137 points and 
  • Marist 5th with 110 points.

Well done everyone!

Mya Mahuika