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Chalmers Wins Boys' School Swimming Sports

March 12, 2020 at 10:34 AM

In a summer like no other, with endless days of sunshine, the pool has been a welcome respite for the boys this term. The clear blue skies, day after day, have ensured an uninterrupted swimming programme from the very first day back. By the time the Junior, Middle and Senior School swimming events came around, the boys were ready to dive in and give it their best!

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!

The Juniors were the first to put their skills to the test, 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. Two fun races made up the mix – ‘Bombs and Mines’ had the boys bobbing down the pool to retrieve items off the bottom, whilst the ‘Tee Shirt Relay’ saw some frenzied shirt swapping at the end of each lap!

The Middle School followed the next day with a great day of racing for well-skilled swimmers – and still the sun shone down! The Senior event the following day was a ‘drought-breaker!’ Sun and rain were on repeat throughout the day. Umbrellas went up and down amongst the spectators and while the rain made little difference to the boys powering down the pool, it was certainly challenging at times for the parents at the end of the pool timing the races!

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!

Well done to all our champion Boys’ School swimmers. We now look forward to the relay event in two weeks’ time!

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Senior School 

Middle School

Junior School

BOYS’ SCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPIONS
YEAR 1 CHAMPIONS
1st = James Bruford (H)
1st = Jack Stephens (Ca)
3rd Felix Newland (H)
YEAR 2 CHAMPIONS
1st Jeremy Wu (W)
2nd Quinn Palmer (Ca)
3rd Darren Lin (W)
YEAR 3 CHAMPIONS
1st Joshua Qu (W)
2nd Austin Chen (Ch)
3rd Austin Watson (CH
YEAR 4 CHAMPIONS
1st Austin Zhao (Ca)
2nd James Zhang (H)
3rd Matthew Lamb (W)
YEAR 5 CHAMPIONS
1st Ryan Zhou (H)
2nd Benjamin Durose (Ch)
3rd Harry Lynn (Ca)
YEAR 6 CHAMPIONS
1st Michael Sun (H)
2nd Hugo Bricklebank (H)
3rd Toby McFarlane (Ca)
YEAR 7 CHAMPIONS
1st Thomas Campion (Ch)
2nd Max Trankels (H)
3rd Lachlna Schnauer (Ch)
YEAR 8 CHAMPIONS
1st Luca Joint-Rotondo (H)
2nd Oscar Bower (W)
3rd Charlie Russell (Ch)

 

HOUSE CHAMPIONS
1st Chalmers
2nd Hamilton
3rd Cargill
4th Wishart
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