The Forum Pool at the University of Newcastle played host again in 2017 to the Junior and Senior Swimming Carnivals.

JUNIOR SCHOOL REPORT:  Charlton claimed the Junior School house championship this year, claiming the title from 2016 swimming champions Shortland.  The competition was fantastic, starting early with the fancy dress, the house cheers and then the first races of the day in which swimmers could let those pre-race butterflies loose.  The Junior School sport captains’ wrap up of the day is below.  You can Click Here to see the Facebook Gallery of images taken at this year’s Junior Swimming carnival.  Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came to the pull to cheer and support students in their races and their participation in the event.  

The full results from the Swimming Carnival including Age Champions will be published on the Junior School Sport page shortly.  Presentations to Age Champions will also be made during JS Chapel.

  Dobell might not have won the carnival, but they tried their hardest and did their best.
Dobell won the boys best dressed and the war cries, which was awesome. Go Dobell!
Captains: Georgia Walker, Cooper McLachlan, Jessica Mantilla, Christian Mansell
  The swimming carnival was a blast! The costumes were very unique and funky.
Everyone was enthusiastic and supportive. Thank you Shortland for coming, you made the day awesome!
Captains: Katie Ross, Alexander Tenorio, Anna Geelan, Guy Brennan
  The swimming carnival was completely awesome! All the costumes were amazing. Everyone was supportive of each other and the other teams.  The atmosphere was very loud, but encouraging! Everyone was determined and tried their best. In the end, Charlton won!
Captains: Katie Grave, Amelia Scully, Robert Truel, Jack Latta

SENIOR SCHOOL REPORT: 

It was a highly competitive event at the 2017 Senior School Swimming Carnival, with 23 race records broken on the day and one of these records was set 14 years ago!  The House Champions for this year’s Carnival was Dobell (1703), followed by Charlton (1576) and Shortland (1535).  The SS Sport Captains shared some reflections on the day below:

“2017’s swimming carnival was awesome, saw heaps of participation from all ages and houses! Everyone looked pretty revved up from all the hype today, it was plenty of fun.”  Nathaniel Duggan.

“The 2017 swimming carnival undoubtedly had the most involvement and participation that I have witnessed in my 5 years at Macquarie College. This year was also the most colourful it has been, in terms of dressing up. I was ecstatic to see so many people be super competitive in my home pool, in order to support their houses. ” Kendall Williams.

The full results from the Swimming Carnival including Age Champions will be published on the Senior School Sport page shortly.  Presentations to Age Champions will also be made during SS Chapel.