From the Convenor of Swimming, Stephanie Floyd
Last Saturday night the Waverley Swimming Team competed against St Patrick’s Strathfield, Christian Brothers Lewisham, St Pius X and St Mary’s Cathedral College at the Christian Brothers Carnival in North Sydney. Despite the inclement weather and the freezing wind ripping through the grandstands, the team got the carnival off to a fantastic start, and at the first announcement of the point score, Waverley were ahead.
All the competitors swam well on the night, and Waverley placed top three in a majority of the races.
Congratulations to the following boys who managed to finish first in their individual events:
- Lucas Young (U13 Div 2 50 Backstroke)
- Oliver Elliott (U13 Champ 50 Backstroke
- Liam Davis (U13 Champ 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle)
- Luke McLellan (U13 Div 4 50 Freestyle)
- Oliver Blackett (U14 Champ 50 Freestyle)
- Ben Shires (U14 Champ 100 Freestyle)
- Reece Cohen (U15 Div 4 50 Freestyle)
- Peter Cassimatis (U15 Champ 50 Breaststroke)
- Stuart Swinburn (Opens Champ 200 Freestyle)
- Louie Cosgrove (U17 Champ 50 Freestyle)
- Liam Jackson (U17 Champ 100 Freestyle)
- Erwan Le Pechoux (Opens Champ 50 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly and 100 Freestyle)
- Alfie Killigrew (Opens Div 2 50 Backstroke)
The boys showed a huge amount of team spirit both in and out of the pool, and special mention must go to Baxter Flynn for his constant and enthusiastic cheering for the team. Halfway through the carnival, when St Pats were announced to be ahead in the point score, the team dug deep and managed to finish first in five out of the six freestyle relays.
At the final tally, Waverley was in first place, and brought home the trophy for the second year in a row. Congratulations to all the 13 and 14 year old boys who also won the Junior division for Waverley, particularly our U12s swimmers Lucas Young (Year 6) and Benjamin Finegan (Year 7) who swam in the older age group on the night.
The victory was a great way to recognise all the effort that the swimmers have put into training over the last few weeks, and we can expect more great things from the swim team at the CAS Championships in two weeks time.