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Last updated 3:36 PM on 7 March 2016

Thursday the 11th of February  marked  our  annual School Swimming Carnival, and  what  a  great  day  it  was. The sun   was   shining,   the birds were chirping and Mrs Keen was DJ-ing!
The day began with an announcement from Year 12 – they  needed  sponsors  for  their  100  lap
challenge!
The students vowed to swim 100 laps as  a  team,  on  flotation  devices  throughout  the
day.   Some   lucky   (or   not   so   lucky)   teachers participated  in  the  sponge  throwing  event,  also
run by year 12.
These events were a bid to raise money for a school defibrillator , a fitting cause for the  day. Year  12  raised  a  total  of  $495 – an awesome effort!!
By  now,  our  competitive  events  were  up  and running   when   news   came   through   that   Amy Lucas  had  broken  the  record  for  the  Girls  17+ butterfly   event,   swimming   a   time   of   30.44 seconds. This record has been held for 16 years with the previous time being 31.79 seconds. Well
done Amy!!
This  carnival  is  the  first  of  the  year  to  contribute to our House Cup.
Congratulations go to Munda who won again   with  a  total  of  871  points!
Congratulations Munda!

 

On Wednesday 17 February the Albion Park High School Swim Team travelled to Dapto Olympic Pool to compete in the Southern Illawarra Zone Swimming Carnival.
With around twenty competitors taking part in the day they showed exemplary behaviour, represented the school in a professional manner and also displayed great sportsmanship to all involved.
All students competed to the best of their abilities, with plenty of swimming talent on show across a range of the events. We have had a number of students now qualify for the South Coast Carnival.
Students that have qualified for the next carnival include:
¿ Tamzin Bowes ( 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle)
¿ Sarah Lucas (100 Breaststroke)
¿ Amber Robinson (200 IM, 50 Freestyle,100 Backstoke, 100 freestyle, 100 Breastsroke and 100 Butterfly)
¿ Amy Lucas (200IM, 50 Freestyle,100 Backstoke, 100 Freestyle, 100 Breastsroke and 100 Butterfly)
¿ Jake Hollingsworth (50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke and 100 Freestyle)
¿ Aiden Sheil (100 Butterfly)
¿ Brendan Quirk (100 Breastroke)

We also had two relay teams qualify for the next level with some great performances, one being our 15 years girls 4 x 50 relay and also our 16 years boys 4 x 50 relay, special mention also has to go out to all the student's that waited around for relays, with many students swimming up an age group to allowing the school to be represented in as many relays as possible, this showed great school spirit.
Along with competitors on the day we also had numerous members from the school's Sports Committee in attendance volunteering in a number of roles throughout the day and by all accounts they did a fantastic job.
The South Coast Carnival will be held on the 9 March, again at Dapto Olympic Pool. We would like to wish all students competing the best of luck in all their events, and hope to see a number students move through to the state carnival to be held later in the year.

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