Convenor of Swimming, Nicola Silsby
Last week saw the final event in the Swimming calendar with the CAS Championships out at the SOPAC. The swim team have put hours of training in for this one night and were eager to get in the pool.
We had a large number of memorable performances over the night which started from the outset. Stuart Swinburn managed to break three Waverley records over the night, in the 50 Freestyle and 50 and 100 Backstroke, taking 1st place in both Backstroke races. Peter Cassimatis also broke a Waverley record in the Under 17’s 50 Breaststroke taking 2nd place.
Not only were school records broken but a number of swimmers broke personal bests throughout the evening across all age groups. We also had a number of students making their debut CAS Championship performance which was a hugely rewarding experience for them. It was also the last performance for our Year 12’s who are going to be greatly missed by the team.
The evening cannot be written about without mentioning the incredible support we had from Years 8, 10 and 11 who helped to encourage our students to perform at their very highest, we could hear cheers and songs echoing around the SOPAC.
At the final points total we took 5th place, only 8 points behind St Aloysius. The boys should be proud of how close the margin was between us and 4th position, and use it as something to work on for next season. All boys, whether they were competing or supporting, are to be congratulated for an outstanding evening. It was a fantastic way to end the season and I cannot wait to see what the 2020 season has in store!