SWIM BATTLE: Team captains Jared Hitchener, Ben Manahan, Skyie McCosker and Indiah Loy at the St Joseph's swimming carnival.
SWIM BATTLE: Team captains Jared Hitchener, Ben Manahan, Skyie McCosker and Indiah Loy at the St Joseph's swimming carnival. Liana Walker

House breaks three year school swimming drought

SWIMMING: It was the difference of one race that separated the winning team at the St Joseph's school swimming carnival on Friday.

It took just 26 points for Davadi House to break their three-year drought and take home the champion trophy, leaving McAuley House green with envy.

However like all good swimming carnivals it was just as much about what was happening outside the pool as in it. McAuley showed up Davadi claiming the House Spirit trophy for their constant cheering.

This year only one record was broken by Isabel Kay in the under 15s 50m breaststroke with a time of 42.81 seconds, breaking a 2011 record from K. Bright-Mync by 0.12 seconds.

Isabel will go onto the Border District swimming carnival in Goondiwindi alongside Ashley O'Brien this Thursday.

Head of sport Jacob Steele said the house captains impressed with their organisation.

"There were quite a few who got in at 8am and set up for the day with all their house colours and posters,” he said.

He said the most impressive part of the day was the participation.

"There were some who gave every event a go just because they wanted house points.”

Steele also thanked Gail and Michael Smail for allowing the school to use the pool.

Age Champions

12 years: Mia Everson, Luke Webb. Runners-up: Maggie Gallaway, Patrick Brown.

13 years: Mackenzie Weatherly, Samuel Ellis. Runners-up: Tay McNamara, Ryan Whiticker.

14 years: Ashley O'Brien, Coen Taylor. Runners-up: Hannah Widderick.

15 years: Isabel Kay, Joshua Rowen. Runners-up: Natasha Brierley, Hamish Alldridge.

16 years: Danielle Musumeci, James Humble and Eric Richards. Runners-up: Taylah Whiticker, Rory McDonagh.

Open: Bridgette Kay, Jared Hitchener. Runners-up: Indiah Loy, Lachlan Mahoney.

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