Sacred Heart takes shield
WITH a shiver of sharks supporting them, Sacred Heart Primary School took home the Emu Park Real Estate Shield from the Keppel Coast District Swimming Trials on Wednesday, February 1.
With all age champions from Sacred Heart, the school showed its dedication to the sport both in and out of the water with the whole team and its shark-suited mascots cheering throughout.
The event saw 152 swimmers take to the water for the evening meet with competitors from the district's primary schools.
Emu Park Swimming Club president Sarah Emery said the behaviour on the night was fantastic and despite the weather, all seemed to enjoy themselves.
"A huge thanks needs to go to each of the school co-ordinators for putting their teams together and looking after them through the night," she said.
"Running to the new format, the kids were great during check-in before the meet."
Emery said she wanted to commend all the teams for their behaviour and team spirit at the meet, in particular Taranganba.
"They had awesome team spirit, cheering for all their swimmers regardless of ability or their placing," she said.
Swimmers will meet next week for the Capricornia Trials in Rockhampton on February 14.
Sacred Heart: 1451
Farnborough State School: 718
Yeppoon State School: 646.5
Taranganba State School: 504
Emu Park State School: 404
St Benedicts: 397. 50
Cawarral State School: 161
Coowonga State School: 28
10-year girl: Mattia Couper
10-year boy: Isaac Garraway
11-year girl: Amy Keen
11-year boy: Jayden Hill
12-year girl: Britney Wightman
12-year boy: William Garraway