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Swimming Carnival

​2015 swimming age champions

The skies were blue, hardly a cloud in the sky - it was finally here the day of the Interhouse Swimming Carnival. Friday 27 February 2015, the Home Hill Swimming Pool was swamped by students keen to start the annual swimming carnival. Themes for the houses this year included Beachmountians – Ganster’s Paradise, Upstartian’s - Tie Dye and Inkerman’s - Wildlife Warriors. The swimming carnival was a massive success with many students participating at their highest level and numerous records set by the inclusion of our year 7s, not to mention past records broken!

Beachmount once again showed their dominance in the pool breaking back from Upstart’s overhaul last year. However, it was one very close race to the finish line with Inkerman placing 3rd with a total of 463 points, Upstart in 2nd on 743 points, which left the winning team with a total of 778 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 – Miss Tramayne Horan, without her this day wouldn’t 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 her 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 2015 were:

Boys 12 years    -    Flynn McKaig (Beachmount)

Girls 12 years     -    Leia Vass (Upstart)

Boys 13 years    -    Liam Cannavan (Inkerman)

Girls 13 years     -    Danielle Rehbein (Upstart)

Boys 14 years    -    Callum Ricca (Upstart)

Girls 14 years     -    Tayla McKaig (Beachmount)

Boys 15 years    -    Jackson Garner (Beachmount)

Girls 15 years     -    Naomi Loizou (Upstart)

                           -    Kyla Falco (Upstart)

Boys 16 years    -    Nathan Tsaousis (Beachmount)

Girls 16 years     -    Dana Falco (Beachmount)

Boys 17 years    -    Chris Previtera (Upstart)

Girls 17 years     -    Cassie Loizou (Upstart)

Record Breakers

Dana Falco had an outstanding day breaking the following records:

  • Girls 16 years 50m Butterfly in a time of 31.39. The previous record was 34.00 (M Falco).
  • Girls 16 years 50m Backstroke in a time of 34.00. The previous record was 35.20 (B Rossato).
  • Girls 16 years 50m Freestyle in a time of 29.50. The previous record was 30.02 (M Falco).
  • Girls Open Medley in a time of 2:40.79. The previous record was 2:41:24 (M Falco).
  • Girls Open 100m Freestyle in a time of 1:05.12. The previous record was 1:05:97(M Falco).

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