From Stephanie Floyd, Convenor of Swimming
Last Saturday night the Waverley Swim Squad were out at North Sydney Pool for the Christian Brothers Swimming Carnival. Waverley have a long history of success at this carnival, and we returned as defending champions in the Junior division and Overall.
Whilst we did have quite a few swimmers sidelined due to illness, injury or an inability to find a parking spot at Milson’s Point, the carnival was a great success. Waverley achieved 1st place in 28 individual events, and 1st or 2nd place in all 9 relay events.
Special mention goes to both Stuart Swinburn and Erwan Le Pechoux, who each broke a carnival record on the night. Stuart broke the record for the 17s 50m Backstroke with a time of 28.79. Erwan came 2nd place in the Opens 200m Freestyle, but both he and his competitor from St Pats beat the record that had stood for almost 30 years in that event.
When the final points score was announced, Waverley were victorious in the Junior and Senior divisions, and were the overall winners of the carnival. Captains Erwan Le Pechoux and Jonathan Schacht collected the three trophies and made an impromptu acceptance speech, then returned to lead the team in a victory chant. Thank you to all the boys who participated, to the coaches and teachers who helped get the team to this point, and to the parents and siblings who helped out with timekeeping on the night.
This Friday afternoon the team will have Time Trials at the college, then it’s on to the CAS Championships in Week 7.