Making a Splash at Swimming Sports

Minimbah Team Swimming Carnival

On Wednesday 9 March all students in years 3 – 6 travelled to Mornington Secondary College to take part in the annual Team Swimming Carnival. A great day was had by all competing in boogie board, noodle, kick board and freestyle races. The most hotly contested event of the day was in fact the last which was the Year 6 open freestyle relay. In a nail biting finish the Blue Sea dragons narrowly defeated the Green Stingrays resulting in back-to-back championship wins for the Sea Dragons.

Well done to all the students for their fantastic efforts.

The final scores were:

Blue Sea dragons – 284

Green Stingrays – 262

Red Sharks - 245

Gold Barracudas – 223

Northern Peninsula Division Swimming Championships

What another fantastic year in swimming at Minimbah! The students worked extremely hard, with sensational results. Of the 58 events available in the Bayside District Swimming Team (comprising 12 schools) Minimbah filled 12 events to compete in the Northern Peninsula Division Swimming Championships (comprising 40 schools) at The YAWA Aquatic Centre in Rosebud on Thursday 9 March.

Congratulations to all the students involved, in particular, the students below who qualified to compete at these championships.

11 Year Old Boys 12/13 Year Old Boys

Charlie Clark – Relay. Ethan Gately – Relay, Freestyle, Backstroke.

Zac Cooken – Relay, Butterfly.

Joshua Davidson – Relay. 9/10 Year Old Boys

Max Sweetnam – Relay. Samuel Brunt – Freestyle, Breastroke

Jake Provan – Breastroke, Butterfly.

12/13 Year Old Girls Girls Open Medley Team

Tilly Falkingham – Relay, Freestyle, Backstroke, Medley. Brecon Matthews – Back Stroke

Brecon Matthews – Relay, Medley. Harper Scott – Breaststroke

Olivia Matthews – Relay, Medley. Tilly Falkingham - Butterfly

Harper Scott – Relay, Freestyle, Breastroke, Medley. Olivia Matthews - Freestyle

There were some outstanding results. Tilly Falkingham placed first in Freestyle and Backstroke, while Harper Scott placed first in Breastroke and second in Freestyle. Ethan Gately placed second in Backstroke and third in Freestyle, while Jake Provan placed second in Breastroke and Zac Cooke placed third in Butterfly.

Well Done to all involved.

Sports Teacher