2015 saw us hold our first whole school swimming carnival in many years. The carnival was originally postponed due to Albion Park's unique weather cycle! A heavy downpour of rain the night before our carnival resulted in puddles of water surrounding the pool and covering the area in which our students needed to sit.
After rescheduling the carnival to Tuesday 10 February, Mother Nature was much more kind, producing a beautiful sunny day with around 90% humidity! It was hot and sticky which prompted many students and teachers alike to jump in and cool off with a few easy laps.
There was something for everyone with competitive racers swimming new personal bests, a number of novelty events and house group competitions throughout the day.
Highlights definitely included Mr Poole's belly flop, the house group dance off with all students channelling their inner ‘Village People' for the YMCA and of course, the teachers thrashing the Year 12's in a teacher vs student relay!!
Congratulations to the following students who are our 2015 Swimming Age Champions:
Age Boys Champion (point score) Girls Champion (point score)
12 Benjamin Hansen-Arthur (40) Hailee Pickering (48)
13 Aiden Sheil (32) Sarah Lucas (46)
14 Jacob Bridgett (46) Amber Robinson (60)
15 Jake Hollingsworth (48) Destiny Matesic (26)
16 Brock Harrison (30) Amy Lucas (60)
17+ Jaad Matesic and Taylor Garner (10 points) Alysia Gardner (30)
And a big congratulations to Gugara house who took out the Swimming House Cup with a massive 1,788 points. Guruwin were in second place on 1,662 points, followed by Munda on 1,520 points. Miss Clapham made many attempts at increasing her house groups' final score through her participation in a number of events, however, someone has to come fourth and this year, Buru took it out with 1,211 points.
Thank you to everybody who made the day such a success. We are proud of all of our students who attended the carnival and we are looking forward to a bigger and better event in 2016.
Check out the images in the gallery.