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Hamilton Defends College House Swimming Title

February 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Swimming is all about perfect timing – diving off the platform just as the starter’s gun goes off, having the right rhythm in your stroke and judging the optimal moment for the final push to the wall. Many instances of such timing were on display during the College Swimming Sports last Friday. Preliminary heats had been during the days leading up, which decided the swimmers who would compete in the final races. The students, including the Year 7 and 8 finalists from the Girls’ School, gathered in their Houses before parading into the pool area from all corners chanting their rallying songs. The Elliot Hall balcony was also full of parents and supporters of those who had qualified for the finals.

At the end of each race, the winner’s House erupted with applause, as well as some friendly exchanges between Houses after a tight contest. The event ran like clockwork, with each race following on closely from the previous one, and the place-getters and their times quickly calculated into the House points race. When the MC, Head of Middle School Mr Duncan McQueen, gave a points update midway through the event, Chalmers was in front on the back of strong individual performances by their swimmers. With double points up for grabs in the relay races, Wishart then came from behind to be crowned finals day winners!

However, when the finals day points were combined with the preliminary results, it was Hamilton which claimed the outright honours, for the third year in a row! The final piece of perfect timing was by the weather, with the rain that had been forecast to start during the event holding off until moments after the students had departed back to class.

Congratulations to all the race winners and the age-group champions and to Hamilton for taking out the first House event of the year!

COLLEGE SWIMMING SPORTS 2015

1st

2nd

3rd

 SENIOR GIRLS

 Lisa Miyaura (H)

 Anna Wilkinson (Ch)

Gabby MacDonald (W)

 SENIOR BOYS

 Tom Moulder (H)

 James Hansen (Ca)

 Ben Fleming (H)

INTERMEDIATE GIRLS 

Olivia Overfield (Ch)

Chelsea Simmons (W)

Mayah Coleman (W)

 INTERMEDIATE BOYS 

Jonte Wright (H)

Ben Morrison (W)

Cameron Church (Ch)

JUNIOR GIRLS

Beth Harford (Ca)

Grace Chang (Ca)

Abbey Keyte (H)

 JUNIOR BOYS

Will Bason (Ch)

Eamon Foley (W)

Cameron Li (W)

 YEAR 8 GIRLS

Brooke Hill (Ch)

Sophie Spencer (Ch)

India Doo (W)

YEAR 8 BOYS

Harry Lowe (H)

Sam Everitt (W)

Nicholas Morton (W)

YEAR 7 GIRLS

Isabella Campion (Ch)

Nakoia Ashford (Ch)

Jess Keyte (H)

YEAR 7 GIRLS INCLUDING GIRLS’ SCHOOL

Isabella Campion (Ch)

Nakoia Ashford (Ch)

Eva Colyer (Ca)

Year 7 BOYS

Alex Perry (W)

Jack Arbuckle (Ch)

Bailey Lin (Ch)

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

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