The Henry Lawson High School

2018 THLHS Swimming carnival age champions. Photo THLHS.
2018 THLHS Swimming carnival age champions. Photo THLHS.

The Henry Lawson High School held their annual swimming carnival on Friday February 16, 2018 with a number of students coming away with record breaking performances.

Congratulations to McNamara House who finished in first place at the swimming carnival with a whopping 831 points followed by Lehane on 770, with McCabe on 468. 

McNamara showed their dominance this year with half of the age champions coming from McNamara. Finally the McNamara drought has been broken, well done McNamara.

Congratulations to the following 2018 age champions:

13 years - Taylor Keppie and Riley Aspin

14 years - Anna Hunt and Ky O’Byrne

15 years - Maya Squires and George Mitton

16 years - Chrystal Hucker and Tom Robinson

Open - Natalie Cotter and Frazer Ryder

Well done to you all on some great swimming. Also a huge congratulations to Tom Robinson and George Mitton who excelled at the swimming carnival breaking long-standing records as well as their own PB’s.

Tom owned the pool, breaking records in the 16 years male 50m freestyle (26.37 secs), 50m butterfly (28.91 secs), 50m backstroke (34.15 secs), 50m breaststroke (37.05 secs), 100m freestyle (1.00.84), 200m freestyle (2.23.19) and open 200m IM (2.42.09). Tom was only .2 of a second outside his own open 400m freestyle record set in 2017. This is a huge achievement, well done Tom.

George broke the 15 years male 50m freestyle (28.11 secs) and the 50m breaststroke (36.55) records.A top effort George well done. 

Previous record holders included Gerard Carroll, Adam Carr, Darren Freudenstein and Peter Buckley, so it was certainly exciting for those in attendance to see some of those long-standing records fall. 

The school athletics carnival will be held on Friday April 13, we hope to see some old records broken and we will find out if Lehane or McCabe can topple McNamara. Best of luck to all participants.