Christian College Geelong dominates GISSA Swimming & Diving Competition

Christian College Geelong dominated the GISSA Swimming Championships to take out three of the four sections; Junior Boys, Junior Girls & Senior Boys. In addition, the Boy’s team won the Overall Shield and the Girls narrowly missed first place in the Overall Girls section, recording second with 1060pts behind The Geelong College 1079pts.

The contribution by all swimmers is to be commended. In any team event, there are normally late withdrawals or unavailability and others within team are required to fill these spaces. The College swimmers replaced those absent with enthusiasm, skill and passion.  This willingness was a significant contributor toward the great results.

Highlights

The leadership and support provided by Swimming Captains Georgia Gordon and Declan Hargreaves.

Max Piroch, Year 10 remained undefeated after 4 years of competition, that is 20 individual and relay wins. An impressive record! With the support of Flynn Drake, Aaron Richardson and Hamish Todd, the boys dominated the 16 years age group

Madison Cooper, Year 7 was victorious in all individual events; Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly. In addition, she joined with Nyah Brown, Maya Fuller and Kya Werner to win the Medley Relay.

Elizabeth Andueza Mossop, Year 10 won the Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle 16-year events.

The 15-year boys of Dylan Logan, Noah Cunningham, Flynn Sheldon and Austin Brown won the 4 x 50m Freestyle and Medley Relays and the 14 year Boys team of Riley Taylor, Harvey Beckley, Sullivan West & Luka Kapitelli won the 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay.

Individual victories were recorded by Maya Fuller (2 events), Sophie Todd, Austin Brown, Owen Costin, Madeleine Benson and Daniel Sfara and Dylan Logan.

A small number of Christian College students competed in the GISSA Diving competition. We congratulate Isabelle MacAdie on winning and Lachlan Davis for placing second in their respective 16 year sections.

In the final race of the day, Boys Captain Declan Hargreaves (4th leg) turned 3rd in the 4 x 50m Medley and overpowered his Geelong College and Geelong Grammar opponents to end the event victorious. Times 1st Christian College 2.14.33 2nd Geelong College 2.14.34 3rd Geelong Grammar School 2.14.72.

Jonathan Ryan
Director Physical Education 

 

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