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Chalmers Wins Boys' School Swimming

March 17, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Conditions were perfect for three swimming events over three consecutive days at the Boys’ School this week. Despite losing valuable pool time during two lockdowns earlier in the term, the boys were keen to get in the pool for some competitive swimming.

There is a huge amount of organisation that goes into these days with well over 300 separate races to get organised, involving marshals to get the swimmers to the starting blocks, race-starters, time-keepers and results recorders and, of course, the boys themselves - every single one of them had the chance to swim! We are always really grateful to the parents who volunteer to be time keepers.

The Senior School were the first to test their skills in a day of brilliant sunshine and brilliant swimming. Year 7 swimmer, Michael Sun broke two records – the 50m and 100m freestyle – on the way to becoming the Year 7 champion. The Middle School followed the next day with a great day of racing for well-skilled swimmers, and conditions stayed fine– until the podium moment was caught in a cloudburst! The Junior School displayed a mix of nerves and excitement as their event got underway with the youngest making use of swimming aids under the watchful eye of the Year 8 support team, whilst others mastered the full length of the pool under their own steam.

The final races of each day caught the attention of all the spectators who cheered on those seeking a podium spot, often with just a hair’s breadth between them at the finish line! With the individual champions decided, the boys are now looking forward to the House Relays next week, and zone championships for those who have qualified.

With the points decided, Chalmers won the House Championship for the second year running!

Once again, our sincere thanks to our parents for your support at these three events, whether on the side lines or helping by the pool. It is greatly appreciated.

Boys’ School Swimming Champions

Year 1 Champions

1st

Charles Cashmore HA

2nd

William Liu WI

3rd

Carter Lin WI

Year 2 Champions

1st=

Jack Stephens CA

1st=

James Bruford HA

3rd =

William Wu CH

3rd=

Allen Liu CA

Year 3 Champions

1st

Quinn Palmer CH

2nd

Jeffery Chen CA

3rd=

Darren Lin WI

3rd =

Henri Wilson CA

Year 4 Champions

1st

Joshua Qu WI

2nd

William Gascoigne CA

3rd

Austin Chen CH

Year 5 Champions

1st

James Zhang HA

2nd

Austin Zhao CA

3rd

Connor Gillard CA

Year 6 Champions

1st

Ben Durose CH

2nd

Ryan Zhou HA

3rd

Austin Aves CH

Year 7 Champions

1st

Michael Sun HA

2nd

Liam Zhao CH

3rd =

Matthew Sawden CH

3rd =

Oliver McGuinness CA

Year 8 Champions

1st

Thomas Campion CH

2nd

Max Trankels HA

3rd

Lachlan Schnauer CH

 

House Swimming Champions

1st

Chalmers

2nd

Hamilton

3rd

Cargill

4th

Wishart

 

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