Students make a splash at swimming carnival
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.