On Wednesday, 14th March, SMGS sent a twenty-five-member team to the 2018 ISA Swimming Championships. Our students were very excited to compete in the event, which was held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
The team consisted of the following students who all swam their hearts out and cheered on their teammates with enthusiasm:
Competing in Division 2:
SMGS students collected a number of podium results in the competitive 2nd Division. The top three results are as follows:
Aidan Machin 3rd
Rani Thomas 2nd
Patrick Broe 2nd
Kadee Laird 2nd
Matilda Flett 1st
Hudson Laird 1st
Rani Thomas 3rd
Jackson Quinn 3rd
Rani Thomas 2nd
Patrick Broe 3rd
…and many MANY 4ths.
Congratulations to Patrick Broe, Zachary Bell and Catherine Stynes-Garratty, who each competed in seven events in one day!
Dean of Students for Years 7-10, Mr Tim Bland, was proud of our students’ efforts, saying, “A great day in Sydney, with some wonderful students and some fantastic results. Thank you also to the parents who came up for the day. The support from our entire team for each other was second to none, and with many parents from other schools making comment about our spectacular cheering.”
Year 12 student and SMGS Sports Captain, Aidan Machin, reflected on his last ISA swimming carnival and echoed Mr Bland’s sentiment, saying, “An amazing way to spend my last ISA Swimming Carnival. I was so proud of everyone for giving their best in the pool but for also supporting each other. It was awesome to see so many of our team swimming in over five events. That’s a huge program.”
Congratulations to everyone who competed! The SMGS community is so proud of you!