From the Convenor of Swimming, Nicola Silsby
Last Friday, 1 November Waverley headed to North Sydney Pool for the first competition of the season, the St Aloysius Invitational.
The Waverley team looked strong from the start with our Year 12’s opening the night confidently, despite having only just returned from Year 12 retreat. A race record was broken in the first race so we knew the night was going to be highly competitive and we had to put our best foot forward.
Throughout the night we placed in many of the races, although sometimes only by a close margin, but the team dug deep and we started to see the points add up. A notable mention goes to Campbell Groves who stepped up to swim in the Open 400-meter Freestyle. As an under 14 swimmer he raced against 17 and 18-year old’s, and only narrowly missed out on third place, a great achievement!
Backstroke and freestyle were our standout events of the night where we achieved multiple wins throughout the various age groups. We also placed in each of the 100m Freestyle races, so congratulations to Liam Davis, Carter Hjorring and Campbell Groves.
The highlight of the night were the Waverley relay teams, with the Intermediate team taking wins in both the Medley and Freestyle relays. Well done to Oliver Elliott, Luke McClellan, Liam Davis, Leo Astridge, Scott Swinburn and Charlie Winkelmeier who made up those teams.
After wins in the final two relays, we were delighted to hear that once again we had taken the win! The boys’ outstanding performance led us to keep hold of the trophy for the third year in a row. We finished first on joint points with Saint Ignatius. All the boys who competed should be congratulated on a brilliant victory.
Waves to win!