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Swimming Sports 2024

Swimming Sports 2024

Swimming Sports 2024

The 2024 School Swimming Sports kicked off with a burst of sunny weather, setting the perfect tone for an absolute blast from beginning to end. We had a fantastic blend of students participating purely for the joy of it, some taking their first dive into the pool, and our competitive swimmers impressing everyone with their incredible talents. It was truly a thrilling day of excitement! 

It was then straight into the age-group and individual heats, with some fiercely competitive races, and a couple of very close finishes that kept the timekeepers on the edge of their seats. Impressive efforts were made by some students who competed in every race. The supporting students and staff were fired up during the exhilarating finals and house relay which saw Tāne Mahuta as the winners, followed closely by Ruaumoko and Tama-nui-te-rā taking the third spot. 

There were two school records broken throughout the day:

Dylan Chapman Intermediate Boys 2L Backstroke – 49.32 (old record was 49.44) 

Emma Tatt Intermediate Girls Medley – 2.02.66 (old record was 2.10.30) 

The standout moment of the day was the Staff v Sports Committee relay, which got the crowd on their feet and cheering the swimmers on. Despite the staff initiating the race with clever tactics, the students countered with their own tricks. The race was highly contested, but unfortunately the students were victorious by one second!  

Huge congratulations to the students listed below who have been crowned our swimming champions for 2024! 

Junior Girls 

  • 1st Shayla Marais 
  • 2nd Belle Talag 
  • 3rd Jae-Won Lee Junior

Junior Boys 

  • 1st Dima Shalamkov 
  • 2nd Jacob Margules

Intermediate Girls 

  • 1st Emma Tatt 
  • 2nd Aria Costin 
  • 3rd Amy Cosslett  

Intermediate Boys 

  • 1st Dylan Chapman 
  • 2nd Lukas Turner 
  • 3rd Dylan Marais  

Senior Girls 

  • 1st Nina Lyon 
  • 2nd Sophie Cosslett  

Senior Boys 

  • 1st Tre Whitcombe 
  • 2nd Tanner Costin 
  • 3rd Charlie Isaac  

After tallying all the different events, the Swimming Sports House Champions for 2024 was Tāne Mahuta with 573 points. In close pursuit was Tama-nui-te-rā with 546 points and securing the final place was Ruaumoko with 541 points. 

A big thank you to all the staff who assisted on the day, and a special appreciation to our Sports Committee for their efforts in setting up, executing various roles, and successfully competing in the event itself.

by Kinga Rozmus 

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