Local Swimming Stars at annual school carnival

Swimming Age Champion Sam Alchin finishing first.


TEA GARDENS local pool sparkled under a warm sunny 24 Celsius for the local primary school swimming carnival held 5 February.

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The school principal, Mr Mark Clemson, told News Of The Area, “What I love about our swimming carnival structure is that it caters for both students who just want to have a go, as well as for students who would like to have the opportunity to participate in zone, regional and NSW Primary School Sports Association events.”

Student, teacher and parent house cheering was at an all-time high.

The school has four sports houses all named after local landmarks, Tomaree (red), Yacaaba (blue), Stephens (green) and Corrie (yellow).

Students selected to be either a fun participant or a serious competitor.

Participant’s swam lengths of the 25 metre pool with a noodle, in relays and in other fun events.

Competitors swam in two or more 50 metre lap events and were subject to placings and timings.

The school is competitively placed with 21 students progressing to compete in the Port Stephens Zone swimming carnival on the 19 February.

At the end of the day, the Swimming Age Champions were Lily Fidden and Liam Mitchell (Juniors);
Deena Clemson and Rory Ingram (11 years); and Karly Biffin and Sam Alchin (Seniors).

Competitive race first place results are: Jacobson, Stella – 8 years 50FR; Fidden, Lily – All Age 100FR, 9 years 50FR, Junior 50BK, Junior 50BR; Adams, Cydee – 9 years 50FR; Shelton Gingerlily – 10 years 50FR, Junior 50BR; Fidden, Matilda – All age 100FR, 10 years 50FR, Junior 50BK; Mitchell, Liam – 9 years 50FR; Webb, Harry – 10 years 50FR; Clemson, Deena – 11 years 50BK; Mobbs, Amarliah – 11 years 50FR; Bates, Kalli – 11 years 50FR; Ehlefeldt, Grace – 11 years 50BK, 11 years 50BR; Ingram, Rory – All age 100FR, 11 years 5FR, 11yrs 50BK, 11yrs 50BR; Wilton, Toby – 11 years 50FR; Robertson, Beau – 11 years 50BK; Marchant, Boston – 11 years 50BR; Braddick, Evie – 12 years 50FR; Senior 50BK; Biffin, Karly – 12 years 50FR, Senior 50BK, Senior 50BR; Alchin, Sam – All age 100FR, 12 years 50FR, 50BK, 50BR; Dolan, James – Senior 50BR; Smith Lewis – 12 years 50FR, Senior 50BK.

Congratulations to all participants and competitors.


By Sandra MURRAY


Fun day with students, Beau, Darcy, Elidjah and Kobi.


Seth Rawlings strong performance in breaststroke.


Fun swimming event at Tea Gardens local pool.

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