26 Feb 2019

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Over the last couple of years there has been a steady increase in the standard of the swimming at the House Swimming Championships. We currently have a very talented group of swimmers at the College and this was clearly evident on Friday 15 February when a total of 15 School records were broken!



In the Juniors category Hugo Bachelor of Greenbank set new marks in the 100m Freestyle and the 50m Butterfly. Chris Jiang of Major set new records in the 50m Breastroke and 100m Medley, and was crowned as the individual Junior Champion, edging out Hugo by the finest of margins.

In the Intermediate competition two records were broken. New student Ethan Watson of Marsden set a new best in the 100m Freestyle whilst Abinhav Makam set a new best in the 50m Butterfly. Abinhav was also crowned as the individual Intermediate Champion.
In the Girls competition there were some outstanding performances with a further two records broken. There was an intriguing battle between India Doo of Major House and Annabelle McLaren of Greenbank for the individual title. In the end it was Annabelle who came through to win it, setting two new records in the 50m Butterfly and the 100m Medley in the process.
In the Senior Boys competition there were a further four school records broken. The finals were dominated by two swimmers, Josh Nicol of St John’s and Fergus Eadie of School House. Josh was impressive in winning the 50m Breaststroke, the 200m Medley and the 50m Backstroke with a new record in the Backstroke. The day however belonged to Fergus Eadie of School house who was simply at another level. Fergus won the 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle and the 50m Butterfly, setting new records in all of them! He also won the 400m Open Freestyle and broke his own record in the event.
The finals were capped off with the relay events, and unsurprisingly given the quality of the swimmers, two more records were broken. Marsden House set a new record in the Open 4 x 25m Medley and Major set a new best in the Top House Relay.
To finish off the drama in what was one of the closest Swimming Sports ever, the overall Championship House Title was shared between Major and Marsden Houses.