District Swimming

Our spirits weren’t dampened by the weather today. All the students who represented St. Charles showed remarkable courage and determination. There was lots of rain and wind. Many students shivered and told me that it was warmer in the pool! There were students who hadn’t been to district before and yet they were unfazed by the tough conditions. There were students who raced in more than one race and had to get dry, get warm, and then come back for another race.

Thanks to the many parents who came to support our swimmers, particularly Marni who marshalled the first 4 placegetters in the rain and wind for the duration of the competition. Thanks to Mrs. Maher who did a sterling job in keeping the team organised and ready to race.

Individually, we had some excellent results. We had students who received ribbons for first, second and third. In the events that could qualify to progress to Division – Cecilia won her butterfly as well as breaststroke race. Kalita won her breaststroke race. Both girls were able to make it to division last year. They have definitely shown consistency and were able to produce excellent results in trying conditions.

These very happy girls won the 12 year old freestyle relay and will represent us at division.

These girls will represent us at division because they won the open medley.

We wish them all the best of luck when they represent St. Charles at division swimming on Monday the 2nd of March.

Swimming trials

On Friday we had a determined group of students trial freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke for our upcoming district swimming competition. Boys and girls from grades three, four, five and six tried out for our team. On Wednesday the 19th of February, we will compete against seven other schools. Thanks to all the parents who came to assist with recording times. Thanks also to Mr. Maloney and Miss Fuller for their help as well.

Cecilia and Felicity are our fastest swimmers. They work really hard at trying to improve