Good vibes in the pool

12 Feb 2019

There were belly flops and splashes, “tidal” surges and puddles, but there were also smooth and masterful strokes, cutting through the water, races won and records set, cheers, applause and plenty of House spirit on display, at another successful College swimming sports.

One of the highlights of the start of the new school year, the swimming sports are a great way for the boys to have fun, compete for their Houses, and cool off on a hot summer afternoon.

Taking the plunge at his first College event, Year 9 student Daniel Bridgman soon showed his form – winning all his U14 grade races and setting new College records in the 100m individual medley, 50m breaststroke, 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke. Daniel is a keen swimmer, a member of the JASI Swim Club, and enjoys the charged atmosphere of swim meets and the challenge of racing. His favourite event is the 50m butterfly. “It’s a good sport, you soon get fit when you’re swimming – and swimming competitions are a lot of fun. It’s pretty cool.”

While Daniel is clearly one to watch, other swimmers also set new College records. Year 11 students James Currie and Bradley Shearer set new Intermediate records, James in the 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke, and Bradley in the 100m and 200m freestyle. In the Senior Championship, Louis Clark set new records in the 200m individual medley and 200m freestyle. And the Corfe junior team set a new record in the Medley Relay Cup competition.

The swimming sports were held on Monday 11 February.

Swimming Sports 2019

U14 Championship

1st – Daniel Bridgman
2nd – Max Harris
3rd – Jordan Astley

Junior Championship

1st – Harry Greenwood
2nd – Jacob Clements
3rd – Sam Idiens

Intermediate Championship

1st equal – James Currie and Bradley Shearer
3rd – Gus Morrow

Senior Championship

1st – Louis Clark
2nd – Nathan Penrose
3rd – Connor Graham

Sprint Relay Cup

1st – Harper
2nd – Rolleston
3rd – Julius

Medley Relay Cup

1st equal – Julius and Rolleston
3rd – Somes

Overall House Championship

1st – Rolleston
2nd – Corfe
3rd – Somes

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