Tomaree High School Swimming Carnival a Success Nelson Bay (Tomaree Peninsula areas) Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 28, 2018February 28, 2018 Joe McIntyre and Timothy Hughes enjoying the swimming carnival. Photo by Marian Sampson. TOMAREE Aquatic Centre was buzzing during the annual two day Tomaree High School Swimming Carnival. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE There were some great results and both days had a wonderful atmosphere. Students competed in traditional swimming races with breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly at 50m, 100m and other distance races as well as enjoying volleyball, cricket and the waterslides at the aquatic centre. The queues weren’t too long to get onto the water slide where students were lining up for second and third turns. Staff donned their boardies and hats, participated in the cricket and ensured that everyone had a great day whether they were a competitive swimmer or not. Tomaree High School Teacher; Miss Charnelle Crossingham told News Of The Area, “Both carnivals began with very spirited war cries and best dressed competitions before taking the splash in the fun filled carnivals. “It was great to see so many participating in numerous novelty events, including the water sponge relays for those less interested in competing. “At the boy’s carnival, the participation levels in the competition events was excellent, with many age groups having up to five heats per event,” she said. The Swimming Champions by age group were, 12 years Jarrod Walls and Tianah Samoilenko , 13 years Aiden Tyacke and Charli Webb, 14 years Brady Stewart and Mikaela Burrows, 15 years Toby Fraser and Logan Stewart, 16 years Ben Anderson and India Gauta, and in the over 17 years Tim Anderson and Emily Kenny. A big hit on both days were the novelty events at the end of the day, synchronised swimming on the girl’s day which was won by the Divas and the famous belly flop contest for the boys which Toby Fraser won. Yacaaba House was crowned Tomaree High Schools Swimming Carnival Champions for 2018. By Marian SAMPSON Year 7 students Zac Genders, Joshua Rush and Fletcher Connor participated in the swimming carnival. Photo by Marian Sampson. Aiden Tyacke out in front – competing in the breaststroke. Photo by Marian Sampson.