ON FRIDAY, students from Tumut Public School gathered at Tumut Swimming Pool for their annual swimming carnival where Hume won the house championship.
It was the perfect day for a swimming carnival – the air was warm and the sun was shining brightly. Assistant Principal Emilie Rossington said it was a great carnival with “great energy.”
The 25m races were well received by everyone. Many students could not make the 50m distances, which had a low participation this year, and those who weren’t swimming were able to cheer on their teammates during the fast and exciting heats.
There were a number of age champions and runners up who were awarded on the day:
Senior boy champion: Matt Rossington Delany; runner up: Paddy Roche.
Senior girl champion: Darcie Kuhn; runner up: Elizabeth Evers.
11 Years boy champion: Lachlan Arentz; runner up: Aaron Wickman.
11 Years girl champion: Cybella Roddy; runner up: Ivy Crawford.
Junior boy champion: Jack Arentz; runner up: Lachlan Sturt.
Junior girls champion: Hannah Evers, runner up: Abby Crawford.
Ms Rossington encourages parents to get their kids to the pool more often and to practice swimming outside of school, to help build kids’ stamina and confidence.
She says that parents should take advantage of the free entry at Tumut Pool, as well as the NSW Government’s Active Kids voucher, which provides two $100 vouchers for parents and guardians of school-enrolled children to put towards sport and recreation each year.
At Friday’s carnival no records were broken, however lots of students achieved personal bests. The day ended with a teacher’s relay race, which they had all been training hard for and were really keen to participate in.
Swimmers who performed well for Tumut Public School will now prepare for the Highlands swimming carnival that is scheduled for February 28.