Records broken and age champions crowned
BURNETT State College students descended on the Gayndah Swimming Pool on February 14 to achieve aquatic glory.
Athletes from the Alindarra, Tarumbul and Wandarang houses battled it out in the pool for their 2020 swimming carnival.
Standout displays in the pool saw Riley Davina, Levi Bryant and Hamish Driver all score 20 aggregate points in the male division.
Zoe Hoskinson, Sophie Doyle, Sophie Zipf and Claire Thomson all showed their swimming prowess, topping the boards with 20 points as well.
Records were shattered on the day, with Zachary Harris breaking the boys’ 50m freestyle with a blistering time 43.71 seconds.
Blake Bechly showed promise out in the lanes in the 19 years age group, achieving 27.24 seconds in 50m freestyle, 39.92 seconds in 50m breaststroke, and 32.17 second in 50m butterfly.
Sophie Zipf, Claire Thomson, Hamish Driver, Alistair Funnell and Tayleigh were all in the mix, setting new records on the day as well.
Overall, Alindarra house won the carnival, achieving 422 points overall, followed by Wandarang on 390 and Tarumbul on 359.
Points were given on the best novelty event team cheering, novelty event laps, helpers, individual events, and relays.
Here are the age champions for the boys’ and girls’ age groups:
Age 12: Zachary Harris
Age 13: Riley Davina
Age 14: Levi Bryant
Age 15: Connor Cherry
Age 16: James Robertson
Age 17: Hamish Driver
Age 19: Black Bechly
Age 12: Zoe Hoskinson
Age 13: Cadence Webster
Age 14: Abigail Driver
Age 15: Sophie Doyle
Age 16: Tayleigh
Age 17: Sophie Zipf
Age 19: Claire Thomson