House Swimming Report

St Edwin’s Swimming Win

The 2020 De La Salle swimming carnival held on 6 March was a very successful day for Edwin’s house as we took out the house championship. With a late change of venue to GESAC, a shift from the traditional events held was necessary. This shift saw the inclusion of a 16-man team body board relay and 10 heats for the 50m freestyle and backstroke.

Edwin’s got off to a great start with the Year 7, 8 and 9 body board relay teams dominating in the pool. This set the tone for the rest of the day with the senior swimmers following suit in their relays. 

Later in the day some incredible efforts by Edwinners in the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke put Edwin’s house in good stead for the trophy to finally reclaim it from Leo’s! A score check from Mr Kenealy later in the events revealed Edwin’s was in the lead by 30 points with only the team 50m freestyle relays remaining.  All that was left then was to fill every single event with two teams.

Perhaps the defining quality that set Edwin’s apart from the other houses was the willingness from all year levels to get involved. Finding the numbers for our final push was easy with volunteers lining up to join relay teams to bring us home.

Edwin’s house showed not only their strength in the pool but also such great team spirit. Inspired by Antony’s soccer chants, the entire group got behind him ensuring that we were the loudest house of all!

Some special mentions go to a few of the senior swimmer: Sean Kelleher, Sebastian Hadaway and Jeremy Grigg, for their amazing work in their individual races. As well as a few of the younger students: Lucas Excel and Alexander Hadaway, for their contributions in their individual races and team relays. There were many champion Edwin participants on the day.

Thanks to our House teachers Mr Di Ciccio and Mrs Kennedy for their tremendous efforts preparing for the event as well as their hard work on the day.

We are the Edwin’s Army!

Keagan Hillemacher
Edwins Sport Captain

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