Whole School Swimming Carnival Report
On Friday 15th February, an eager Castlemaine Secondary walked down to the Castlemaine Pool for the annual swimming carnival. There were perfect swimming conditions with the sun out, but not too hot for spectators. The warm weather encouraged students to be involved in the day, jumping in to cool off all while gaining points for their house. It was great to see the introduction of coloured swimming caps, to clearly see which house students were representing while swimming.
The day finished up with Kaweka winning the overall female aggregate, with Pennyweight winning the overall male aggregate. Overall Kaweka won the Shield due to their high participation rates.
It was great to have the VET Sport and Recreation students helping throughout the day, along with the VCAL students who ran their famous barbeque to ensure no one went hungry. We would also like to thank all staff who assisted on the day, as it would not run as smoothly without their support.
Age Group Champions
13 Female- Kira Moloney
13 Male- Nyah Heinrich
14 Female- Laura Smolak
14 Male-Harry Harvey
15 Female- Sally Freeman-Smith
15 Male- TJ Russell
16 Female-Jemma Cole
16 Male- Oscar Dutton
17 Female-Karli Showell
17 Male-George Targett
20 Female- Roselin Parsons
20 Male- Lincoln Boyack
Oscar Dutton- 16yrs Male Freestyle
Jemma Cole- 16 year Female Butterfly
Roselin Parsons- 20 years Female Butterfly and Backstroke
House Captain Round Up About The Day
Students from years 7 to 12 competed in our Schools Swimming Carnival. This consisted of age groups competing for their houses in swimming races to win not only 1st place but the house trophy.
The day started off with students walking to the Castlemaine pool, getting into their bathers and sitting in their houses before marshalling for their events such as freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. There was plenty of opportunity for people to join in with a dress up competition, relays and noodle relays! The house spirit was fantastic as people gathered by the side of the pool to cheer for their fellow housemates.
Over the course of the day, medals were won. A special mention goes to Jemma Cole who broke the Butterfly record and Oscar Dutton who smashed his Freestyle record. I managed to break 2 records by 2 seconds each – one in backstroke and one in butterfly!!
The age champions and trophies were announced right at the end of the carnival. Kaweka won the overall girls, Pennyweight won the overall boys and the house that took the grand trophy away was Kaweka! A free swim was on offer afterwards for everyone to cool off. Overall it was a fantastic day full of excitement and water!
Roselin Parsons, Year 12 and Kaweka House Captain