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From Swimming Convenor, Ms Nicola Silsby

Success at the CAS Championships

Thursday, 12 March saw the final event in the swimming calendar with the CAS Championships at SOPAC. The swim team have put hours of training in for this one night and they were eager to get into the pool and show the other schools what Waverley had to offer.

This year was different due to the lack of supporters. However, the swimmers grouped together as a strong team and had an outstanding evening. There were a number of memorable performances over the night and all boys showed how hard work and dedication pays off.

We started strong in the freestyle. However, we really started to pick up the pace in the backstroke and butterfly, with the students gaining many of the top three places and memorable performances from Carter Hjorring and Scott Swinburn, who performed incredibly in the backstroke. Also, Liam Davis having to compete in three races within the space of 10 minutes and placing in all three was an incredible achievement!

Throughout the night we had regular points updates and we were extremely close to St Aloysius, switching between 4th and 5th place. So, as is normal for this event, it came down to the relays. Over the season our relays have helped to secure our wins, and once again the boys stepped up to the challenge.

As we waited eagerly for the results to come in, we celebrated every boy who swam over the evening – many for their first time and some for their last. It was great to have our Year 12s represent the school for one last time on such a fantastic evening. As the results came in, we were ecstatic to hear that we had improved by one place from last year, placing 4th overall, just four points ahead of St Aloysius. What an incredible achievement!

I want to say a huge well done to every single boy who was at SOPAC. You all swam incredibly well and your dedication and training over the past season paid off.

Waves to Win!