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Double Delight for York

On Friday 23rd November saw our Yr 2 and 3 swimmers gather in the Immanuel Swim Centre for the Junior Primary Swim Carnival. A culmination of 2 weeks of swim lessons where our students grew more confident in the water, developed their strokes, and improved their skills under the tutelage of the iSwim staff.

Novelty events, such as the Boogie Board, Noodle, and Rings race were a great way for our students to have a little fun while also working together as a team. The Beachball race was new to our program and provided much laughter from our competitors. Completing the afternoon with the infamous boat race is always great to watch as we see these inflatable devices go sideways, backwards, and sometimes tip over as our swimmers soon learn that teamwork provides the essence of a successful boating trip! Well done to many students who stepped in and swum events when others were unable to.

It was a joy to watch our students swim freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke in their races with stroke technique a highlight from all individuals. In the pool Kyle Chalmers developed as the world’s fastest male swimmer, we may have seen the next Kyle or Campbell sister as our Yr 2 and 3’s motored down the pool in record time. Exceptional swimming from all!

In a hotly contested finish, it was the mighty York who defended their 2017 JP Swimming Carnival triumph and collected the trophy yet again sending the already loud crowd into a deafening chorus of cheers and ecstasy.

Well done to our Yr 2/3 students who flourished throughout the last 2 weeks in the pool and were able to bring what they’d learnt to the Carnival, committing themselves to their team, and having the courage and confidence to give an event a go and earn valuable points for their team.

Michael Fouyaxis – PE Coordinator