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 on Tuesday 6 February at HBF Stadium. The event was officially opened by our MS Piper, Ben Walsh (8.5M) who did an outstanding performance leading the School in a march around the pool.

There were many outstanding performances during the day both in and out of the pool.

In an amazing effort, in the very first heat of the day, Isaac Smith (6.4E) broke the 50m Butterfly record which was set in 2006. Isaac's record time of 37:22 did not last long, as he went on to break that record time again with a 37:18 in the Butterfly final. Another record from the day was a very outstanding swim by the four Bruce House swimmers, Oliver Warden (6.4E), Will Howie (6.1S), Matthew Philpott (6.3T) and Archie Gilchrist (6.2C), who broke the 4x50m Freestyle record by a comfortable 3.5 seconds, swimming 2:36:28.

The novelty races were a great feature of the day, with some tightly contested noodle races and biggest splash competitions.

The performances out of the pool were just as pleasing. The house spirit was on show throughout the day, most notably during the House finals and 4x50m relays. David House were crowned winners of the House Spirit Award for the day. It was great to see so many boys support not only their fellow house members, but all swimmers in the pool.

Final results from the day were:

1st - Gordon 2544
2nd - Robert 2300
3rd - David 2264
4th - Bruce 2262
5th - Andrew 2211
6th - James 2076

Congratulations to Gordon House, who have now gone back to back to back to back, winning four consecutive years in a row!

Photos from the day can be seen on the Scotch Gallery.

Mr Michael Brinsden
Middle School Sport