Camden Haven High School student Bailey Whitton has broken eight existing records including some dating back to 1995

Top effort: Bailey Whitton from Camden Haven High School.
Top effort: Bailey Whitton from Camden Haven High School.

Laurieton swimmers have broken a long list of records at the 2021 swimming carnival held by Camden Haven High School.

High school students had an absolute blast at the Laurieton Pool for their annual swimming carnival, with one pupil smashing eight records at the meet.

The two day event was a huge success with local student Bailey Whitton breaking eight existing records including some dating back to 1995.

Kiera Hetherington set a new individual medley and 100 metre butterfly record, Sam Hanaford added a new 100 metre backstroke record, Chloe Gaskin-Hogan set a new 100m butterfly record and Jackson Sobkowski-added a new 100m butterfly record.

The senior carnival was held on Wednesday, February 10 in wet weather, however that failed to stop students as they consistently participated all day.

Students are to be congratulated on their house patronage with many students dressing up in house colours and full commitment to individual races and novelty events.

There was fierce competition for age champions and many race records were broken throughout the day.

The junior carnival was then held on Thursday, February 11 in fine weather. Once again the level of participation and promotion of house spirit was outstanding, making it difficult to complete all scheduled events for the day.

Many comments were made from pool and school staff about the positive behaviour of students. This was particularly noticed with the excellent manners used when serving food at the shop and barbecue

Age champions were Luca Pensini and Ruby Stewart in 12 years. Sam Hanaford and Chloe Gaskin-Hogan in 13 years, Lochlan Campbell and Raina Anderson in 14 years.

Bailey Whitton and Keira Hetherington in the 15 years, Dylan Campbell and Keira Dowse in the 16 years. Jackson Sobkowski and Mia Bales in the open division.

Kurt Northover was the junior boy multi-class champion and Emily Wheadon was the senior girl multi-class champion.

Presentation of medallions to age champions will occur later in term. The school thanks the cooperation and dedication of both staff and students.

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