High School House Swimming Report 2018

Sparta 994 pts
Crete 774 pts
Olympia 763 pts
Athens 675 pts

An enjoyable day! A few records broken and a vast demonstration of spirit and participation throughout the High School. Sparta came home strong showing participation is the key with 92% of students in Sparta participating in events and collecting points for their team. A very full programme was planned and we managed to complete the programme despite a little bit of a rush with the cheer displays at the end of the day. Athens was well seen and heard at the end of the day with their magnificent combination of song and dance. Crete looked threatening all day and Olympia kept up a quiet push and almost stole second place away from Crete. However, it was Sparta that spoke with action, deed and participation to collect the top position on the day.

Congratulations to all students who competed and a special thanks to students who could not swim but assisted throughout the day as time-keepers, scorers and runners. (These volunteers also scored points for their houses). More than two thirds of the high school participated in individual events and by the look of the empty stands during the ten minute participation swim and the aqua volleyball, very few students did not contribute in some way to their house points.

There are some outstanding individual performances that need to be mentioned.

New record holders-
Kashi Hagedoorn-Weekes yr 7
50m Freestyle 34.00 , 50m backstroke- 47.72, 50m Butterfly -41.8, 100m Free 83.00
Tom Pierce yr 10
50m backstroke – 42.88, 50m Butterfly 37.91
Celeste McPhee yr 9
50m Breaststroke – 48.76
Zen Larkins-Widdison yr 8
50m Breastroke – 47.17
Paddy Swain yr 11
100m Freestyle – 72.00

Congratulations to all those students who participated and helped your team score points. A special mention to the following high scorers in each year level. (Please note that 50 points is the maximum score any student can collect in individual events.)

Year 7 – Kashi Hagedoorn-Weekes-48pts, Noni Wright 44pts
Year 8 – Krystal Pierce – 50 points, Zen Larkin-Widdison – 50 points,
Year 9 – Della Knight 48 points, Dane Krackowski – 35 points,
Year 10 – Tom Pierce – 36 points, Lucia Bora 26 pts,
Year 11 – Fergus Biggin-Johnson 44pts, AbbieWalden 40pts
Year 12 – Sage Badman 40 points, Ella Hart & D’Arcy Woods 20 points.

A special thanks to the house captains and all the year 12’s for their hard work, encouragement and keeping the day fun. To the parents, officials and the staff who assisted on the day.

Steve Richards (Ric)