Mercury rises in the pool at Westlawn carnival
WE HAD perfect weather for our swimming carnival last Monday.
It was fantastic to see so many of our students have-a-go in so many races, regardless of their ability level.
This is the main theme behind our swimming carnival as we feel it is important to build confidence to be in the water and have fun instead of perhaps sitting in the stands and possibly feeling worried about not being able to finish a race or perform a stroke correctly.
Many children pushed themselves to finish their 50m race and many stopped at differing points in the pool, satisfied they had achieved a great feat.
It mattered not how far each person swam but that they attempted something they may have otherwise avoided.
It was lovely to hear parents commenting that they could see a big change in their child's confidence and enthusiasm towards the 'next event' on the program as the day wore on.
The children were well behaved and had lots of fun. Special thanks to Mr Ogilvy and Mrs Taylor for organising it. Thanks to the parents who helped with timekeeping. Congratulations to the competitors who qualified for the Clarence District Swimming Carnival. We wish them well.
Winning House was Mercury.
Shanae Crispin is the new 8yrs girls 50m freestyle record holder with a time of 47.53s. The old record was held by Shanae's sister Tanika (50.97s).
Tanika Crispin is the new 11yrs girls 50m freestyle record holder with a time of 36.32s. The old record was held by S. Collie (37s).