On Thursday 18 February, 42 of our best swimmers represented Somerset College at the annual APS Junior Swimming Carnival here at Somerset College. Our students did well, placing sixth overall.
Jorja Otto was the performer of the day, receiving the Outstanding Girl Performance award. Jorja broke two records in the 11 Year Girls 50m Backstroke (34.88), and the 50m Butterfly (33.26). Jorja was also the 11 Year Girls Age Champion.
Adele Phillips was the 12 Year Girls Age Champion. The 12 Year Girls also placed 1st for the Age Group award.
The Open Girls won the Medley Relay with Adele Phillips, Jorja Otto, Esther Kim and Mia Collins. The 12 Year Girls placed 1st in the 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay with Adele Phillips, Lucia Dann, Esther Kim and Mia Collins and the 12 Year Boys placed 3rd in the 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay with Hugh Munro, Ben Gallagher, Oliver Whale and Mitch Cook.
Other outstanding individual performances, top 3 in A or B Division came from:
- Jorja Otto: 2nd place, 100m Freestyle, 1.10.79
- Jorja Otto: 1st place, 50m Backstroke, 34.88 RECORD
- Jorja Otto: 1st place, 5om Butterfly, 33.26 RECORD
- Adele Phillips: 2nd place, 100m Freestyle 1.05.82
- Adele Phillips: 2nd place, 50m Freestyle, 30.44
- Adele Phillips: 3rd place, 50m Backstroke, 37.28
- Adele Phillips: 1st place, 50m Butterfly, 32.91
- Hugh Munro: 2nd place, 100m Freestyle, 1:04:47
- Hugh Munro: 2nd place, 50m Freestyle, 29.88
Every individual effort is acknowledged and appreciated. Some of our students train regularly and consistently, whilst others were simply giving their best effort to be part of the team. Thank you to all students for your individual performances on the day.
Thank you so much to the parents who have supported your children with training attendances over the past few weeks.
Acknowledgements to Mr Michael, Mr Zernike, Mrs Grocott, Mrs Grigg, Mr Halloran, Mr Butcher and the swim coaches for assistance with early bird coaching throughout the season and for undertaking various duties at the carnival. Well done, Somerset Spartans!
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