Swimming Sports Day 2021

We may have moved to Alert Level 2 at the beginning of the first week in March, but thankfully the 2021 Swimming Sports was still able to go ahead, albeit as a competitive-swimmers-only event with no spectators. With the emphasis on serious swimming and with March temperatures mercifully dropping, records aplenty were broken, with five new benchmarks set. Dominic Fawkner (Taylor) set two new records, in the Senior 100m Freestyle with a time of 52.7 seconds, and in the Senior 200m, swimming 1’57 minutes. His fellow Taylor House swimmer Ciaran Watson set a new record in the Open 100m Butterfly, with a time of 59.81 seconds, and Senior Champion Carlos Hardie (Wilson) set a record in the Open 100m Medley with a time of 1’01.47 minutes. Junior Champion Miles Julian (Steel) was our final record-breaker, in the Junior 100m Breastroke, swimming 1’16.13 minutes. Wilson House cemented their reputation as a swimming powerhouse, once again taking out the House Competition, with Steel House coming back from a disastrous performance in the Athletic Sports to finish second. It’s all very tight at the moment, with only a few points separating all six Houses after two events. Congratulations to all of our swimmers on their efforts, and thanks to Mr Quigley and Mr Teokotai-White on their efforts in organising such a successful event in these ever-trying circumstances.

Junior Champion:

1st Miles Julian Steel 72
2nd= Max Downey Steel 48
2nd= Ethan MacDonald Steel 48


Intermediate Champion:

1st= Matthew Bruning Steel 62
1st= Elijah Singleton Wilson 62
3rd Joshua Edwards Tait 58


Senior Champion:

1st Carlos Hardie Wilson 86
2nd Ciaran Watson Taylor 70
3rd Dominic Fawkner Taylor 58


Swimming Sports House Points:

1st Wilson 348
2nd Steel 344
3rd Tait 196
4th Taylor 190
5th Argyle 80
6th Baigent 30


House Competition (after two events):

1st Argyle 14
2nd= Taylor 12
2nd= Wilson 12
4th Tait 10
5th Steel 8
6th Baigent 7