Two weeks of swim­ming lessons put to the test

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - @SCHOOL -

THE Port Douglas State School held their an­nual Se­nior and Mid­dle School Swim­ming Car­ni­val at the QT Gym Pool on Fri­day, Novem­ber 23.

The car­ni­val is the cul­mi­na­tion of two weeks of daily swim­ming lessons for years 3-6, and sees stu­dents com­pete in heats and then fi­nals in their age groups, of 50m Freestyle, 50m Back­stroke, 50m Breast­stroke and 50m But­ter­fly.

The gru­elling 200m Open In­di­vid­ual Med­ley also fea­tures, and is the first race of the day.

Stu­dents who place in the top three of each race qual­i­fied for the Douglas Dis­trict Swim­ming Car­ni­val which will be held this Fri­day (Novem­ber 30) at the Moss­man Pool.

‘It was such a great day for all the stu­dents and their par­ents and fam­i­lies that came along to sup­port them,” PDSS Prin­ci­pal Ken Schaum­berg said.

“There was won­der­ful par­tic­i­pa­tion by all the stu­dents with an ex­cel­lent spirit of sports­man­ship dis­played through­out the whole day.

“Many stu­dents achieved per­sonal best times and ev­ery­one cheered each other on!” he said.

Finn, Josh and Ashton ready for the 50m boys back­stroke event.

9yrs girls cham­pion Tas­myn Clu­nie and run­ner-up Abi­gail Muller.

11yrs boys cham­pion Sam Thom­son and run­ner-up Cash John­ston.

11yrs girls cham­pion Matilda Muller and run­ner-up Evi Jones.

Amy, Evi and Casey are all smiles by the pool.

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