SIS Swimming Carnival

The Division A SIS Swimming Carnival took place on Tuesday, 3 May, at MSAC, in Albert Park. We were hit hard with some late unavailability and took along a small but committed team.

Our students were fantastic, stepping up into events outside their age groups, challenging themselves whilst swimming different strokes and being brilliant cheerleaders in the stands. We filled 83 of the 84 events, and the effort of our students was something of which to be proud. Displaying great sportsmanship and enjoying the opportunity to interact with the other schools, we had 27 top 3 finishes.

Standout individual performances were achieved by Benny McConnell (1st place Open Boys 50m Freestyle A), Merrick Imer (1st place Open Boys 50m Freestyle B), Ethan Bam (1st place Open Boys Backstroke) and Amelia Bam (1st place Under 15 Girls 50m Freestyle A). Benny McConnell, Ethan Bam, Merrick Imer and James Charlton were victorious in both the 4 x 50m Medley Relay and the 4 x 50m Freestyle relay in the Open age group. These boys also won the Open Pennant.

Our Under 13 Boys team, Aaron Boatwright, Izy McConnell, Rhyden Holmes and Bas Peach, also won their pennant. Both pennant wins were phenomenal efforts for a small school competing against schools with over 3000 students. The consistency of our effort saw us finish in 5th place overall and narrowly missing out on a top-three finish.

Thank you to our Year 12 students who competed on the day, all of whom have made an excellent contribution to our swimming program over the years – Tealia Holmes (Captain), Charlotte Gray (Captain), Sage O’Connor, Merrick Imer, Ethan Bam, Benny McConnell and James Charlton.

Congratulations to Amelia Bam, Ethan Bam and Benny McConnell who were selected to represent the SIS at the VSAC Swimming competition held at MSAC on 9 May.

Overall Results Division A SIS Swimming Carnival:

7th John Paul College 417

6th Balcombe Grammar 432

5th Woodleigh School 505

4th Cornish College 516

3rd St Francis Xavier College 518

2nd Flinders Christian Community College 645

1st Padua College 717

Director of Sport