Students make a splash
It was another roller coaster day of weather on Thursday last week as the Waiuku Primary School Swimming Sports got underway at Whiteside Pool.
The sun shone, the rain poured. Repeat.
But nothing could dampen the spirits of the kids as they dove, stroked, paddled, and in some cases, stumbled to the finish line in each of their races. Every child was expected to swim. Only an injury got you a leave pass, this meant the pool complex was packed with the noise of fun loving, ice block sucking students.
Two swimmers were standouts in the senior section. For the Year 7 girls, Svetlana Pozhidaeva achieved a near clean sweep, winning everything except the beastly butterfly. In the boys, Quinn Gardiner-Hall had a blinder, taking away first place for all Year 8 boys’ races. Both students, will now go on to represent the school at Group Day swimming in March.
Waiuku Primary School students pose for a giggle shot while waiting in marshalling for their races.
Year 8 student Quinn Gardiner-Hall pushes off for backstroke on his way to winning yet another race.
Svetlana Pozhidaeva gives a thumbs up after taking out first place in the Year 7 girls’ freestyle event.
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