C Division ACC Swimming Carnival in Perth
After a month of preparation, the school’s top 60 swimmers boarded the 5am bus to travel to HBF Challenge Stadium in Perth to compete in the ACC C Division Interschool Swimming Carnival.
It was a successful day with all the MacKillop students producing gallant performances in every event. The female contingent was extremely strong on the day with the likes of Madeline Harvey, Olive Reynolds and Macey Bird-Atkinson dominating the U13 Girls with consistent top three placings throughout the day. In the U15s Violet Reynolds was accompanied by Ella Mullally, Samantha Hill and Mia Hughes and absolutely dominated the 4x50m Freestyle Relay. These energetic efforts saw the girls placed equal second in the Junior Girls Division!
We also had some outstanding performances from the senior boys with Taye Wright finishing third in the U16 Age Champion category which included a superb performance in the 50m Backstroke where he placed first in what was an extremely competitive age group. We also saw the end of an era with the senior boys with Indiana Hill, Ashley Spencer, Marc Aquino and Liam Mills swimming their hearts out for the College all day.
Many other students showed plenty of courage throughout the day with some outstanding swimming performances from the likes of Rylee Williamson, Tenille Pavlinovich, Isabelle Triffitt, Asha Hughes, Kaitlyn Taylor, Evie Campbell, Gabrielle Christie, Carson Webster, George Thompson and Nicole Aquino, all putting in a full day of competing.
The team finished fifth overall. This is a commendable result and it is all due to the outstanding coaching of Peter Pavlinovich and Mark Taylor in the lead up to the event. The school is extremely fortunate to have such specialist knowledge and swimming training techniques available to our students. This builds the foundations for a swimming team that can produce high quality performances in a caring environment, and I thank you kindly.
I would also like to mention Jasmine Conlon’s efforts at the carnival, in the No Limits category. She swam 50m freestyle in a time of 1.55 seconds, and 50m breaststroke with a time of 1.47 seconds. Her achievements brought the whole stadium to its feet with MacKillop students in full voice……it really was a very special moment in sport for the College.
A special thanks must also go to Mrs Janet Mullany and the Certificate in Hospitality students, who prepared food very early in the morning to cook amazing breakfasts for the swim team after morning trainings and I can tell you that it was very much valued and enjoyed by our swim team. MKR would be extremely jealous!
Many students managed personal best times and for some, enjoyed their first ACC Swimming experience for the College. I would just like to say to all of our students involved in the ACC Swimming Squad that you did our College proud and produced quality performances in the pool. All students should be congratulated for their efforts on the day as well as their commitment to training sessions leading up to the event.
I am so proud of you all, and this sentiment is replicated from the rest of the PE Department.
“We are MacKillop, Choose Life with Courage”
Take the time to scan through the YouTube live stream of the carnival (St Mary MacKillop College is Lane 2)
|Junior Boys||4th||Junior Girls||2nd|
|Senior Boys||6th||Senior Girls||5th|
|Overall Boys||5th||Overall Girls||3rd|
|U13 Female||Madeline Harvey – 2nd|
|U14 Male||George Thompson – 4th|
|U15 Female||Violet Reynolds – 4th|
|U/16 Male||Taye Wright – 3rd|
Best Individual Results
|U13||50M||F/S||DIV III||Olive Reynolds||3rd|
|U13||50M||F/S||DIV II||Macey Bird-Atkinson||2nd|
|U13||50M||F/S||DIV I||Madeline Harvey||1st|
|U14||50M||F/S||DIV III||Celeste Lee-Perkin||3rd|
|U14||50M||F/S||DIV III||Riley Thorpe||3rd|
|U14||50M||F/S||DIV II||Sam Rolfe||3rd|
|U14||50M||F/S||DIV I||George Thompson||3rd|
|U15||50M||F/S||DIV I||Violet Reynolds||2nd|
|U15||50M||F/S||DIV I||Carson Webster||2nd|
|U16||50M||F/S||DIV I||Taye Wright||3rd|
|U17||50M||F/S||DIV II||Asha Hughes||2nd|
|U17||50M||F/S||DIV I||Rylee Williamson||2nd|
|OPEN||50M||F/S||DIV II||Tenille Pavlinovich||2nd|
|OPEN||50M||F/S||DIV I||Indiana Hill||3rd|
|U13||50M||BR/S||DIV II||Macey Bird-Atkinson||2nd|
|U13||50M||BR/S||DIV I||Madeline Harvey||3rd|
|U14||50M||BR/S||DIV II||Jamie-Lynn Potts||2nd|
|U14||50M||BR/S||DIV I||Nicole Aquino||3rd|
|U15||50M||BR/S||DIV II||Gabrielle Christie||3d|
|U15||50M||BR/S||DIV I||Carson Webster||3rd|
|U17||50M||BR/S||DIV II||Evie Campbell||3rd|
|U17||50M||BR/S||DIV I||Rylee Williamson||2nd|
|OPEN||50M||BR/S||DIV II||Tenille Pavlinovich||2nd|
|U13||50M||B/FLY||DIV I||Madeline Harvey||2nd|
|U14||50M||B/FLY||DIV I||George Thompson||3rd|
|U15||50M||B/FLY||DIV I||Violet Reynolds||3rd|
|U13||50M||BA/S||DIV II||Macey Bird-Atkinson||2nd|
|U13||50M||BA/S||DIV I||Madeline Harvey||2nd|
|U14||50M||BA/S||DIV II||Riley Thorpe||3rd|
|U14||50M||BA/S||DIV I||George Thompson||3rd|
|U15||50M||BA/S||DIV II||Ella Mullally||1st|
|U15||50M||BA/S||DIV I||Violet Reynolds||2nd|
|U16||50M||BA/S||DIV I||Taye Wright||1st|
|U17||50M||BA/S||DIV I||Isabelle Triffitt||3rd|
|U13||4 x 50M||F/S RELAY||DIV I||Madeline Harvey, Macey Bird-Atkinson,
Olive Reynolds, Sophie Heathcote
|U15||4 x 50M||F/S RELAY||DIV I||Violet Reynolds, Ella Mullally,
Samantha Hill, Mia Hughes
|U17||4 x 50M||F/S RELAY||DIV I||Isabelle Triffitt, Rylee Williamson,
Asha Hughes, Kaitlyn Taylor