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Swimming Carnival 2016

​On Wednesday the school held its annual Inter-house Swimming Carnival. Over 600 students braved the hot and humid conditions and this was 1% off the best attendance percentage ever.

The participation level for the day was the highest seen by staff and this resulted in twelve records being broken on the day and seven new records set. Records broken were:

Jack Carmichael: 12 years boys 50m Freestyle 43:00; 12 years boys 50m Backstroke 52:15
Jake Rynne: 13 years boys 50m Freestyle 30:72
Ella Wockner: 12 years girls 50m Freestyle 37:59
Ben White: 12 years boys 50m Breaststroke 1:00:00
Healy Beresford: Boys Open 100m Breaststroke 1:34:29
Kayla Lawrie: Girls Open 100m Breaststroke 1:28:50; Girls Open 100m Backstroke 1:20:47; Girls Open 100m Butterfly 1:15:97
Jake Newland: Boys Open 100m Backstroke 1:18:13; Boys Open 100m Butterfly 1:19:87
Mitchell Hemmings- 14 years boys 50m Butterfly 32:31
Records set were:

Clayton Festino: 12 years boys 100m Freestyle 1:50:44
Ella Wockner: 12 years girls 100m Freestyle 1:26:81
Jake Rynne: 13 years boys 100m Freestyle 1:10:16
Jessika Bliesner: 13 years girls 100m Freestyle 1:12:76
Mitchell Hemmings: 14 years boys 100m Freestyle 1:04:84
Karla Sankey: 14 years girls 100m Freestyle 1:14:58
Danielle Leggett: 15 years girls 100m Freestyle 1:08:35
Age Champions were:

12 years: Ella Wockner & Christina Stritzel; Clayton Festino
13 years: Jessika Bliesner; Jake Rynne
14 years: Karla Sankey; Mitchell Hemmings
15 years: Kayla Lawrie; Tim Sheehan
16 years: Chloe Beresford; Callum Caruso
17 years & Over: Georgia Hanrahan; Patrick Rudd
Thanks again to the P & C who donated Encouragement Awards to the following:

12 years: Anisja Kuziw; Jack Carmichael
13 years: Grace Butters; Jake Cosgrove
14 years: Gabby Parker; Jake Newland
15 years: Danielle Leggett; Vincent Melbin
16 years: Jeanette Genis; Will Ladd
17 years & Over: Lauren Marini; Kendall Fetherstone
The champion house went to a well-deserved Bunya after their fantastic and consistent participation effort throughout the day. Overall points were:

1st Bunya 1304
2nd Myall1213
3rd Kurrajong 1096
4th Wilga 856
Thanks to all students and staff who assisted with setting up and packing down the tents and with the smooth running of the carnival.
Students who meet qualifying standards are now able to nominate for the Bunya District swimming carnival (10 to 12 years) and the Darling Downs swimming carnival (13 to 19 years). For more information see Ms Henschell.