Swimming with spirit

THE swimming carnival is always the first sporting event on the St Ursula's calendar and has a reputation as outstanding.

This year was no exception, starting with a noisy parade of the four houses: Chaotic Kennedy; Sheil Superheroes; Macho Madden; and Nagle Prison Break.

With no time to waste, we were straight into action by competing or supporting. Some were more dedicated to cheering, whereas others raced from event to event.

The calibre of swimming on the night was exciting, with records broken by Dahlas Rogers, Lana Rogers and Arna Couper.

The highlight of the night - apart from the staff relay team (controversially) defeating the house captains - was the fastest girl race, involving the eight fastest girls from the carnival in a 50m freestyle race. It came down to the wire between Dahlas and Lana Rogers, with Dahlas taking bragging rights for the next 12 months.

Madden was overall winning team and Kennedy was blessed with the Spirit award.

Attendance of students was commendable, as was the help and support of parents and friends.



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