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 5 February at HBF Stadium.  The event was officially opened by one of our Middle School Pipers, Joshua Hooke (8.7), who did an outstanding performance leading the School in a march around the pool.

There were many outstanding performances both in and out of the pool.  For the second year running, the very first heat of the day saw a record broken.  Xavier Smith (6.2) broke the 50m Butterfly record set in 2018, finishing with a time of 34.20seconds.  Later in the day, Xavier went on to break the 50m Freestyle record standing from 2005, swimming a time of 29.63.

Another record from the day was an outstanding swim by the four Year 7 Robert House swimmers; Tex Cross (7.3), Ben Flynn (7.3), Clancy Banfield (7.4) and Cameron Schirmer(7.3) who broke the 4x50m Freestyle record, swimming 2:19.02.

House spirit was on show throughout the day, most notably during the finals and 4 x 50m relays.  It was great to see so many boys support not only their fellow House members, but all swimmers in the pool.

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Final results from the day were:

1st         Robert            2427

2nd       Gordon           2325

3rd        Bruce             2175

4th          David             2042

5th        Andrew           2033

6th        James             1913

Congratulations to Robert House who are back on the winners list.  Thank you to all of the family and friends who came to watch and support the boys on what was a great day.


Mr Michael Brinsden
Middle School Sport