Students make a splash

Students make a splash

Mount Gambier High School recently hosted its swimming carnival was held at Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre.

Warm weather greeted staff and students, with students keen and eager to get involved.

Throughout the course of the day, students participated in four championship events (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke) as well as a number of highly entertaining novelties, including tug-o-war, and pool noodle and cork scramble relays respectively.

The land-based event of cornhole was very popular, with many students enjoying competition outside of the water.

The four ironperson events were eagerly anticipated again this year and competitors gave it their all to complete the running and two swimming legs of the race.

Gambier took out the honors of winning the P.M. Cutbush Interhouse Swimming Carnival shield in a tight struggle with Mount. Lake finished third, with Tower rounding out the day in fourth.

“A massive congratulations must go to all house captains and vice captains who worked tirelessly throughout the day to ensure students made it to events on time and were achieving their best,” Special Sport Coordinator Abbey Duncan said.

“The number of students who continually participated in events regardless of swimming ability was extremely pleasing.”

Students who placed in the Championship events went on to represent the School at the School Sport SA – South East Zone Interschool Swimming Carnival, finishing in fourth overall.

This week students will compete in the Athletics Carnival for the ‘Ian Gould Shield’.

This promises to be a tight contest between all four Houses, with Tower aiming to claim the ‘Ian Gould Shield’ for the fourth year straight.

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