Two weeks of swimming lessons put to the test
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.