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
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
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!
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.