The Bellingen High School Swimming Carnival was held on Wednesday February 5 in overcast conditions with the threat of heavy rain. However, the rain held off and the swimming was generally classy with eight records being broken on the day.
Individual results saw a joint award for Swimmer of the Meet being shared by Rebecca Hodgson with 10 starts and 10 wins, plus one record; and Patrick Carey with six wins, three seconds and a third, however, he also took large chunks off two standing records.
Overall, it appears that close to 40 students from BHS will participate in the Mid North Coast Carnival to be held in Grafton on Monday February 24.
Individual championship results were
12 years girls Winner - Saskia Schieb; Runner-up - Ayla Furze
13 years girls Winner - Chia McGrath; Runner-up - Harriet Pagulayan- McCabe
14 years girls Winner - Lulu McGrath; Runner-up - Kaia Van Heuval
15 years girls - Winner - Jamika McAulay-Earnest; Runner-up - Rosie Yeates
16 years girls - Winner - Demi Bowd; Runner-up - Emily Sutherland, Rani Shiell
17 years+ girls Winner - Rebecca Hodgson; Runner-up - Kristin Taylor
12 years boys Winner - Josh Skinner
13 years boys Winner - Oliver Rogers; Runner-up -Jayden De La Cruz
14 years boys Winner - Patrick Carey; Runner-up - Caleb Daykin
15 years boys Winner - Niam Noble; Runner-up - Taylor Harris
16 years boys Winner - Sam Case; Runner-up - Lewis Pagulayan-McCabe
17 years boys Winner -- Jacob McBaron
A massive eight new records were set on the day
14 years boys
Jai Bowd - 50m BR - 42.34
Patrick Carey - 50m BK - 36.86; 200m IM - 3.02.62
Caleb Daykin - 50m fly - 36.46
16 years boys
Sam Case - 200m IM -3.15.37
14 years girls
Lulu McGrath - 200m IM -3.21.31
15 years girls
Jamika McAuley- Earnest - 200m IM - 3.36.56
17 years + girls
Rebecca Hodgson - 200m IM - 2.53.88
The relays are always an exciting part of the day and this year was no different. A big improvement in Hocking saw them finish 2nd in three relays. The open boys relay saw the staff team on fire winning by the narrowest of margins.
We look forward to seeing the swimmers at the MNC Zone Swimming Carnival and hope to have an increase in relay teams involved.