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Making a splash at Swimming Sports

Hunter Ririnui —

On 02 March, Tauranga Girls’ College held our annual Swimming Sports event. Unfortunately we were unable to hold a full school Swimming Sports this year due to COVID, however, the traditional swimming competition that took place was packed full of House spirit, good sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

 A huge congratulations to our Junior, Intermediate and Senior Champions: 

Junior Champions:
1st Tetsani Poroa-Thompson  Batten
2nd Ruby Jones                      Whina
3rd Alivia Jenkins                    Sheppard

Intermediate Champions:
1st = Arianna Roberts             Batten
1st = Tessa Harvey                 Sheppard
3rd Taimana Randall               Whina 

Senior Champions:
1st Keira Allott                          Whina
2nd Lily Pearce                        Mansfield
3rd Katie Hills                           Mansfield 

These amazing students really put in the mahi and achieved excellence - you’ve made your Houses extremely proud! Our school value of Mahi Tahi (participation) was great to see from students with a range of swimming abilities. 

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“It's good to see people from a range of swimming abilities give it a go, have fun and just enjoy themselves - it goes to show that it's not all about winning.” say the Mansfield House Leaders. 

Whether you were out to break some records, or simply there for the House points - congratulations to everyone who gave it a go and represented your House this year. “We're really proud of everyone who has shown up to give it a go!" say the Batten House Leaders.

Due to the extraordinary participation of a particular house, they’ve claimed the title of The overall winners of Traditional Swimming Sports 2022. Congratulations to Sheppard House!! Overall House Winners 1st Sheppard, 2nd Batten, 3rd Whina, 4th Te Auetu, 5th Mansfield.

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 "I've never seen this much of a turnout for competitive swimming sports so far. Good job to everyone who competed!" says Lily Pearce, the Deputy Head Prefect of School Spirit. 

It goes to show how important participation is at our kura - always be on the lookout for opportunities to give it a go and earn house points! 

Article by Hunter Ririnui