From Convenor of Swimming, Ms Nicola Silsby
On a beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon, the Waverley swim team headed to North Sydney pool to compete in the Christian Brothers Carnival.
Last year we took home three out of the four shields, so it was exciting to see if we could repeat – or even improve on – this great achievement. Over the evening we saw new team members take to the blocks, with new PBs throughout the evening.
Students who achieved notable PBs included Luke Stewart, Sacha Cohen, James Clarke, Tyler Dale, Lucas Screnci and Ian Vuk. For some, it was their debut swim for the Waverley team, so a huge congratulations to them all.
At each score update we were switching between first and second, so we knew it was close. As always, it came down to the relays. The medley relays were great to watch and we performed extremely well, with the senior medley relay securing the win at the last moment. An outstanding swim by our intermediate boys meant they eased their way into first place.
At the end of the evening, we managed to maintain our overall position, win the competition and take the shield home once again. We also topped the intermediate and senior boys’ competitions. This is a huge success and the boys should be extremely proud of how well they swam – especially our Year 12s as it was their last carnival for the school.
All the boys involved should be congratulated for their outstanding performances. I can’t wait to see what more there is to come at CAS next week.
Waves to win!