The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Middle School Inter-House Swimming Carnival

The Middle School Inter-House Swimming Carnival was held last Tuesday 4 February at HBF Stadium.  The event was officially opened by two of our Middle School pipers, James Tan and Lachy Teissier who gave an outstanding performance leading the school in a march around the pool.

On a scorching hot day, there were plenty of exceptional performances both in and out of the pool.

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For the second year running, Xavier Smith (7.2) broke his year group records.  He broke the 50m Butterfly record set in 2016, finishing with a time of 30.74 seconds.  Later in the day, Xavier went on to break the 50m Freestyle record standing from 2013, swimming a time of 28.11seconds.

Another record from the day was an outstanding swim by the four Year 7 David House swimmers, Xavier Smith, Jake Taboni, Daniel LeClezio and Cruz Braddock who broke the 4x50m Freestyle record, swimming 2:15.94.

Hearing the newly created House chants was a real highlight of the day.  The chanting offered excellent support and collaboration between the students, along with an excellent display of leadership by our Year 8 students.

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Final results from the Carnival were:

1st                     Andrew           2398

2nd                    David             2110

3rd                    Robert             2090

4th                    James             2031

5th                    Gordon           2017

6th                    Bruce             1937

Congratulations to all the boys in Andrew House!

Thank you to all of the parents, extended family and friends who came to watch and support the boys on what was a very hot day.  We really appreciated you being there.


Mr Michael Brinsden

Middle School Sport