Kew District Swimming Competition

19 February 2013

20 Feb 2013
Congratulations to our Kew District swimmers

Seven of our students qualified to represent Erasmus School at Kew District Swimming held at Bialik College yesterday.  The competition included Auburn Primary School, Bialik College, Erasmus School, Hawthorn West Primary School, Kew East Primary School, Kew Primary School, Methodist Ladies' College and Preshil.

The competition provides a pathway to state level competition:  District, Division, Region then State. Entrants needed to meet qualifying times set by peak body School Sport Victoria (SSV).  SSV is a sub-committee of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  The children were timed in the week prior to the event during swimming lessons if they were unable to attend time trials on Sunday 9 February held at Bialik for Erasmus School and some other schools.  Coaches from Inside Edge who run our swim program coordinated the time trials and placed swimmers in the most suitable events.

The event comprised 50 races and ran on a ‘heat final’ system whereby each swimmer must swim their fastest in their heat as there is no actual final race:  the fastest two swimmers in any event move through to Division, to be held next week.

Our representatives did a fantastic job and team spirit and support was strong.  We had a great spot at the finish line of the pool where we enjoyed the competition atmosphere and saw all swimmers pursuing their personal bests.  Some of our relay swimmers swam up an age level and competitors included national level swimmers.  Age is based on the age the child will turn during the calendar year.

Matilda, 50m freestyle 9/10, 3rd in heat
Odette, 50m freestyle 11, 1st in heat, 4th overall
Odette, 50m backstroke 11, 4th in heat
Emily A, 50m freestyle 11, 8th in heat
Lachlan,   50m freestyle 11, 6th in heat
Molly, 50m freestyle 12/13, 3rd in heat
Molly,   50m breaststoke 12/13, 4th in heat
Caitlin, 50m freestyle 12/13, 5th in heat
Caitlin, 50m breaststoke 12/13, 5th in heat
Alexander O’, 50m breaststoke 12/13, 4th in heat
Molly, Caitlin, Emily A, Odette, (Matilda reserve): 4 x 50m freestyle relay, girls 12/13, 8th in heat 

Thank you to all our students who tried out, Inside Edge coaches, Mr Miller and Ms Tonkyra who marshaled on the day, Mr Kelepouris for various logistics and to those parents who assisted with transport and team support.  We look forward to fielding a team again next year.  Go Erasmus School, let’s Go!