On Wednesday the 9th April, our St.Emilie’s swim team competed at our first ever Interschool Swimming competition at Aqualife in Victoria Park. The path to this competition started back in early March, where we had over 30 students commence early training sessions at Riverton Leisure Centre on Friday mornings.
After a number of gruelling morning sessions that also included time trials, St Emilie’s first ever swim team was selected. We arrived early to the venue, set up our tents and shortly after, our children were donning the brand new St. Emilie’s screen-printed swimming caps and diving into the water for warm ups.
As the day progressed, a number of things became clear. Firstly, the attitude and behaviour of our St Emilie’s children was absolutely superb. Secondly, the support our team gave each other was outstanding. The pats on the back, the compliments they gave to each other and the smiles on their faces after completing a race were the best at the carnival. Thirdly, the parents St.Emilie’s had to support us at the pool were terrific.
We did not win the carnival, however we should be extremely proud of how hard our swimmers worked just to make it there.
Thanks must also go out to Mr Munro who made it to all the early morning training sessions . Mrs Aroozoo and Mrs Airey also deserve a lot of praise for their help on carnival day.
Hopefully next year we can add even more numbers to our squad and further progress our swim team.
Paul Davis, PE Teacher