On Wednesday of Week 6 the Emmanuel Catholic College Interhouse Swimming Carnival was held for the first time at Cockburn ARC. Due to the current restrictions, the carnival was limited to swimmers-only and was restricted to 40 students per year group. Spectators were not allowed at the venue, but it was amazing to see so many viewers tuned in to watch via live stream. Our swimmers certainly felt the support of our Emmanuel community. While this was not the preferred format for the day, the carnival was very well received by students who participated with great enthusiasm and spirit. House chants and cheering were greatly missed on the day, but all students represented their House with pride and the swimming was highly competitive.
Students can gain points for the House Champion Shield by involving themselves in traditional 50m events. Last year’s winners, Teresa House, were looking to go back-to-back and found themselves in a tussle with Francis House for the top spot all day. Scores were back and forth as the year groups came and went. By the time Years 7-10 had competed, MacKillop House was on top and were looking tough to beat. Teresa House continued to perform well across Year 11 and 12 but in the end, it was Francis House who broke through to claim the Championship Shield. Congratulations to Mr Hanratty, the Francis Student Leaders and of course, all the students that competed on the day. The key to Francis’ success was the consistent performance of students across all year levels.
The Tassie Devil Award is all about participation in every aspect of the Carnival. In 2022, this consisted of mixed relays for our junior school students, followed up with the classic bombie competition for our senior students. Teresa House came away winners of the Tassie Devil Award for 2022. Well done to Miss Bowe and the Teresa students for their effort on the day.
As always, we like to acknowledge the fantastic individual performances by students at the Carnival. Congratulations to all our Individual Champions shown in the table below.
We also had a total of five (5) records being broken on the day. These records were beaten by our Year 7 and Year 8 swimmers which shows the future of swimming at the College is in great hands. Congratulations to the following students who have written their names into our Emmanuel history books.
A special mention to Danilo Marinho De Barros (Year 8, More) who took down four records for all four strokes!
Thank you to the Year 12 Sport and Recreation students who were the first students at the Cockburn ARC and the last to leave. The Carnival would not have been possible without their efforts.
Thanks must also go to the staff members who worked tirelessly throughout the day in their varying roles allowing for the event to run smoothly. Claire de Reus, Jordan Dowie, Steve Pendleton, Taylah Bowe, Teresa Cosgrove, Bailey Miller, Louise Sheehan, Laura Kendall and our wonderful House Coordinators ensured the carnival was a day to remember and made my job so much easier.
Lastly, thank you to all the people who tuned in to the live stream. It was amazing to see so many people watching and I hope you enjoyed the commentary!
Mr Sean Bradley
Head of Sport