Homestead Swimming Carnival 2022
Sport is back! The Homestead Swimming Carnival took place on Tuesday 22 February at Pines Aquatic Centre for all Junior Homestead students.
This was a special day with students coming together for a large sports carnival for the first time in a long time. There was loud cheering, Homestead colours everywhere, fun, spirited competition and near-perfect weather.
Year 7’s came down before the rest of Homestead and enjoyed the first hour in the water before the main program got underway. The novelty events proved to be very popular and allowed those less confident in the water an opportunity to get involved. It was great to see students working together as a team in the Search and Retrieve relays and being so supportive of one another across the day. We introduced additional “mixed” events to our program this year which was a great addition and provides further opportunities for inclusion. There were some great performances from our strong swimmers and some courageous efforts from students who swam events that were extremely challenging for them.
The 50m Freestyle Invitational events, where the fastest swimmers from each year level (on the day) were pitted against each other, showcased the talented swimmers and was a highlight of the day.
Students gathered around the pool and cheered loudly for those participating. Well done to Tahran Holmes Y10, who finished in 1st place, Arlo Wishart Y10, 2nd place and Izy McConnell Y7, who finished 3rd. Amelia Bam Y9 was victorious in a dominant display during the girl’s race. Emma Martin Y8 and Chilli Stanton Y8 also impressed, finishing second and third. Well done to all the students who qualified for this event.
Homestead 6 were the reigning champions, but this year it was Homestead 3 who took the overall honours. The Year level awards were split across Homesteads 2, 3, 4 & 6.
Year Level Awards
We now move into our preparation for the SIS Swimming Carnivals. There is an Activity running during Unit 2 for our Swim Squad and before school training at Core 24 Somerville on Tuesday mornings from 7:15am. The SIS Swim Relay Carnival takes place on Friday 18 March at Pines Aquatic Centre. The Division A SIS Swimming Carnival is held at MSAC on Tuesday 3 May.
Enjoy your sport,
Director of Sport