It is with great pleasure that I reflect on the 2023 Interhouse Swimming carnival, held on Wednesday of Week 5 at the Cockburn ARC. This carnival has changed drastically over recent years and was run with an entirely new format. This new-look carnival focused on the traditional 50m events and is a nomination-based event for Years 8-11. The day was split into two sessions with Year 7-9 competing in the morning and Years 10-12 competing in the afternoon. This year saw the return of house spirit to the carnival as all Year 7 students attended the morning session, while all Year 12 students attended in the afternoon to cheer on their peers.
Students gain points for the House Champion Shield by involving themselves in traditional 50m events. Teresa and Francis have become to the powerhouses of the carnival and were once again battling it out for swimming supremacy. In the end Teresa proved to be too strong and this was emphasised by two emphatic victories during the Junior Girls Relay and Senior Relay. Congratulations to Mr Nicholls, the Teresa Student Leaders and of course, all the students that competed on the day.
As the Swimming Carnival continues to change, so does the much-loved Tassie Devil component. 2023 saw the return of house cheers for our junior students and novelty relays, which was greatly enjoyed by all. More House came away winners of the Tassie Devil Award for 2023. Well done to Mrs Perry and the More 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.
2023 was a year for the record books and we had a total of eight (8) records being broken for the day. Danilo (Year 9, More) and Seight (Year 8, More) continue their record-breaking run from last year, and Jacob (Year 7, Romero) and Rhys (Year 9, More) were both impressive in the pool throughout the day!
A thank you to the Sports Student Leaders and Year 11 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.
Further thanks must go to Hayden Stevens, Jordan Dowie, Ryan Henley, Marlee Hedley, Katie Winfield, Luca Gangemi, Lauren Holland and Louise Sheehan for their efforts on the day to ensure the event ran seamlessly. House Coordinators and Heads of Year also performed their role to perfection on the day and are thanked for their contribution.
The final thanks must go to the College community who are so passionate and supportive of events such as the Swimming Carnival. We hope to see spectators back at the Carnival in future and hope you enjoyed the livestream coverage.
Mr Sean Bradley
Head of Sport