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Hamilton Wins Boys’ School Swimming Sports

March 07, 2019 at 4:13 PM

Clear blue skies reflected off a newly painted pool set the scene for three fantastic days of competitive swimming this week at the Boys’ School! 

From the first day back at school, the swimming programme got underway in earnest, so 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 200 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 new fun races were added this year – ‘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 but it was the Senior School who provided some of the most exciting races of the week, as the older boys powered down the pool with Luca Joint Rotondo, Harry Klouwens, Mark Galloway and James Crosbie breaking seven records between them, Mark taking the lion’s share, tumbling four records! 

The final races of the day caught the attention of all the spectators who cheered on two swimmers in particular. James Crosbie and Mark Galloway swam all races ahead of the pack with just a hair’s breadth between them at the finish line! It was an exciting spectacle from two accomplished swimmers. 

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

BOYS’ SCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPIONS

YEAR 1 CHAMPIONS

1st

Hunter Farry CA

2nd

Blake Green HA

3rd =

Austin Cui HA

3rd =

Darren Lin WI

YEAR 2 CHAMPIONS

1st

Joshua Qu WI

2nd

Bruno Dickinson CH

3rd

Austin Watson CH

YEAR 3 CHAMPIONS

1st

Austin Zhao CA

2nd

James Jinyi HA

3rd

Leo Changcheng HA

YEAR 4 CHAMPIONS

1st

Harry Lynn CA

2nd

Ryan Zhou HA

3rd

Sam Boddy HA

YEAR 5 CHAMPIONS

1st

Toby McFarlane Ca

2nd

Hugo Bricklebank HA

3rd

Michael Sun HA

YEAR 6 CHAMPIONS

1st

Thomas Campion CH

2nd

Max Trankels HA

3rd

Lachie Schnauer CH

YEAR 7 CHAMPIONS

1st

Luca Joint Rotondo H

2nd

Oscar Bower

3rd

James Hiddleston H

YEAR 8 CHAMPIONS

1st

James Crosbie Ca

2nd

Mark Galloway H

3rd

Luke Gibson W

 

RECORDS BROKEN

50m Butterfly

Luca Joint Rotondo HA ® 34.95

25m Butterfly

Harry Klouwens CH ® 14.72

50m Butterfly

Mark Galloway HA ® 32.60

50m Freestyle

Mark Galloway HA ® 29.75

25m Backstroke

Mark Galloway HA ® 15.57

100m Medley

James Crosbie CA ® 1.12.69

50m Backstroke

Mark Galloway HA ® 32.59 (HEATS)

 

HOUSE CHAMPIONS

1st

Hamilton

2nd

Chalmers

3rd

Cargill

4th

Wishart

 

 

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