Stu­dents make a splash at swim­ming car­ni­val

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

CAN­NON­VALE State School stu­dents hit the pool for two days of fast-paced ac­tion at their re­cent swim­ming car­ni­val held at the school’s 25m lap pool.

Stu­dents from prep to year 3 made a splash on the first day of the car­ni­val with se­nior stu­dents from year 4 to year 7 round­ing out the event the fol­low­ing day.

Great sports­man­ship was demon­strated by all se­nior stu­dents as they bat­tled it out for a podium fin­ish to gain points for their sport­ing houses Ma­cona Mar­lins, Hen­ning Hawks, Hasel­wood Hor­nets and Nara Pi­ra­nhas.

Can­non­vale State School phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher Peter Smith said the swim­ming car­ni­vals were a great suc­cess, with the main fo­cus be­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion and fun.

“We had great sup­port from par­ents on both days and we would like to give a big thanks to all the stu­dents who helped out and par­tic­i­pated in the car­ni­vals,” he said.

A cou­ple of swim­ming records were bro­ken on the day by Dy­lan Bar­beler from Hen­ning Hawks.

Dy­lan smashed the 9-years 50m breast­stroke record, wip­ing the old record of 53.57 clear out of the wa­ter with a new time of 47.01.

He also took out the 9-years 50m freestyle record of 38.26, post­ing a new time of 38.21.

A ma­jor high­light for many stu­dents was the pre­sen­ta­tion of the age cham­pi­ons at the school’s as­sem­bly on Wed­nes­day last week.

The loud­est cheer of all came with the an­nounce­ment that the over­all win­ner of the swim­ming car­ni­val was Ma­cona on 981 points, ahead of Hen­ning on 954, Nara on 819 and Hasle­wood on 793.

AGE CHAM­PI­ONS: Can­non­vale State School stu­dents Cal­lum McMurdo, Ebony Groom, Kai McMurdo, Ainslie Bar­beler, Ge­or­gia Fuhrmann, Max Vrind, Zali Hin­schen, Grace Male, Tahlia Neil, Dy­lan Bar­beler and Ry­der Har­vey with their age cham­pion tro­phies at the school's last as­sem­bly for the year last Wed­nes­day.

HEAD FIRST: Year 5 stu­dent Blake Beach made a splash as he dove head first into the pool dur­ing the boys re­lay at Can­non­vale State School's swim­ming car­ni­val.

IN AC­TION: Year 4 Can­non­vale State School stu­dent Grace Male per­formed well in the fi­nal 100m freestyle re­lay at the school's an­nual swim­ming car­ni­val.

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