Selwyn House Swimming Sports
On the 12th of March (Thursday), the Year 5-8’s did their school swimming sports at Wharenui. Before Thursday, in PE all the girls had time trials to see what lane and heat they would be in. At our school we have a championship and a non-championship. The non-championship races are for girls that did not make it into the championship finals or girls that do not want to be in the championship races. There are 7 individual races and 2 relays (100 free, 100 IM, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 free, 25 fly, 25 free, House Relay, Borders vs Day Girls Relay). The 100 free is the only open event in our swimming sports which has it’s own cup for the winner.
All the girls swam really well with some even breaking school records! If you are in a champion final and you get 1st or 2nd, you are eligible to go to Independent Zones which is where all the independent schools send their top 2 swimmers in each event to compete against the other swimmers. If you are top 2 in more than 2 races, you have to decide what you want to swim in as you are only allowed to do 2 races plus a relay (if you are in one).
Medbury (our brother school) combines with the top 2 fastest freestyle swimmers (in each age group) from Rangi Ruru, St Margarets and Selwyn House. This year our two 9 year old swimmers (Emma Mason and Bonnie Smith) are the fastest 9 year olds (out of Rangi Ruru, St Margaret’s and Selwyn House) so they will combine with two 9 year old Medbury boys for the relay, as will our two 10 year olds (Emma Bone and Scarlette Rutherford-Prince) and our two 11 year olds (Abby Mason and Violette Perry).
How does your school do their swimming sports?