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85th CAS Swimming Championships


In the lead up to the 2016 CAS Swimming Championships, the Waverley Swim Squad were on a roll, with many of our squad members competing at a State or National level.

Throughout February, Erwan Le Pechoux competed at the State Championships, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the Australian Age Championships in the 400m Freestyle, and Peter Cassimatis qualified for Nationals in the 100m Breaststroke. Ben Shires also competed at the National Swimming Championships, as well as joining Stuart Swinburn, Robbie Beal and Ned Wieland at the Open Water Swimming Championships.

Then came the Christian Brothers Swimming Carnival at the end of February, where Waverley competed against St Pius X, Christian Brothers Lewisham, St Pats and St Mary’s and came out on top, taking home the shield for first place in the Juniors and first place overall.

With all these achievements behind them, the team went into CAS Week with their heads held high. At the CAS Championships last Thursday, the boys gave it their all and ended up scoring over 300 points for Waverley for the first time in many years. The team finished in fifth place with 318 points, narrowly beating out Cranbrook on 314 points. Congratulations to the following swimmers, who finished top three in their events:

Robbie Beal:
3rd Place in U15 50m Backstroke

Ronan Braham:
3rd Place in U14 50m Backstroke

Peter Cassimatis:
2nd Place in U14 50m Breaststroke

Bailey Habler:
3rd Place in U12 50m Freestyle

Erwan Le Pechoux:
3rd Place in Opens 400m Freestyle
3rd Place in U17 100m Freestyle
3rd Place in U17 200m Freestyle

Ben Shires:
3rd Place in U13 50m Butterfly

Nikita Strbac:
3rd Place in U14 50m Butterfly

Stuart Swinburn:
3rd Place in U17 100m Backstroke
3rd Place in U15 50m Backstroke
1st Place in U15 200m Freestyle

Duke Wieland:
3rd Place in U13 50m Backstroke

Lucas Young:
3rd Place in U12 50m Freestyle

The entire swimming squad had a fantastic season, and finished it off with an outstanding performance at CAS. Congratulations to all the boys, and thank-you to the staff and parents who helped to make it such a great season.

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