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Interhouse Swimming Carnival

​Beachmount House Captains Kyle Dennis & Dana Falco

The skies were blue, not a cloud in the sky… and so hot!  The Interhouse Swimming Carnival was finally here on Friday 19 February. The Home Hill Swimming Pool was swamped by students keen to compete for their houses and have a chance to cool off. Themes for the houses this year included Beachmountians – Tradies, Upstartian’s – Aussie Beach Party and Inkerman’s – Mexican Fiesta. The swimming carnival was a massive success with many students participating at their highest level and numerous records broken!

In a nail-bitting finish, Beachmount just managed to retain the title, defeating Upstart in the last race of the day.  The scores were the closest in recent memory, Inkerman placing 3rd with a total of 489 points, Upstart in 2nd on 804 points, which left Beachmount with a 1 point lead and 805 points. Congratulations Beachmount! The house captains, seniors of all houses and junior secondary house captains should be congratulated on their high spirited chants, general organization of their younger charges and motivation levels.  

We cannot go without thanking newly appointed subject area co-ordinator – Mr Justin Wade, without him this day wouldn’t have run as smoothly. Therefore on behalf of Home Hill State High School and the house captains, we would like to give a big thanks to him and the other teachers for making this day as enjoyable as it was. Also, a big thanks go to the managers at the Home Hill Pool – Jo and her team and the Home Hill Swimming Club for letting us use their equipment.  Also, a special thanks must go out to the parents who attended to support and to the students themselves for an excellent day in the water.

The age champions for 2016 were:

Boys 12 years    -    Lachlan Dobe (Beachmount)

Girls 12 years     -    Madison Mainwaring-Samwell (Upstart)

Boys 13 years   -    Thomas Shepherd (Upstart)

Girls 13 years    -    Leia Vass (Upstart)

Boys 14 years   -    Liam Cannavan (Inkerman)

Girls 14 years    -    Danielle Rehbein (Upstart)

Boys 15 years    -    Callum Ricca (Upstart)

Girls 15 years    -    Tayla McKaig (Beachmount)

Boys 16 years    -    David Prince (Upstart)

Girls 16 years    -    Naomi Loizou (Upstart)

                          -    Kyla Falco (Upstart)           

Boys 17 years    -    Nathan Tsaousis (Beachmo

                          -     Rory Heatley (Beachmount)

Girls 17 years     -    Dana Falco (Beachmount)

Record Breakers

Dana Falco and Lachlan Dobe had an outstanding day breaking the following records:

Dana Falco

Girls 17 years 50m Butterfly in a time of 31.50. The previous record was 33.30 (M Meade 1979).

Girls 17 years 50m Backstroke in a time of 33.97. The previous record was 36.02 (B Rossato 2012).

Girls 17 years 50m Freestyle in a time of 29.52. The previous record was 30.57 (S Nielsen 1991).

Girls Open 100m Freestyle in a time of 1:03.00. The previous record was 1:05.12 (D Falco 2015).

Lachlan Dobe

Boys 12 years 50m Breast Stroke in a time of 59.34. The previous record was 1:01.62 (F McKaig 2015)

Boys 12 years 50m Backstroke in a time of 49.00. The previous record was 59.40 (F McKaig 2015)

Boys 12 years 50m Butterfly in a time of 55.94. The previous record was 1:03.50 (F McKaig 2015)

Leia Vass set the Girls 13 years 100m Freestyle in a time of 1:16.11

Boys 13 years & Under 4 x 50m Relay – Beachmount 3:06.66

Girls 13 years & Under 4 x 50m Relay – Upstart 2:48.25

Dana will also be representing North Queensland in the state trials. Good luck in Brisbane Dana.