Holy Spirit Primary School Students Represent at District Swimming Gala



Written by: Jonathan – School Captain

The day begins with a splash

Splish, splash, splosh the eleven Holy Spirit swimmers are off!

We had arrived at  Northcote Aquatic Centre after  a short 25 minute walk – a good warm up for the day ahead 🙂

It was very nerve racking when we got there. 

We found a space in the shade because it was a hot day and started preparing. There were 9 schools coming down for the races to compete. There were so many people.

The first event that Holy Spirit  entered was the 50m freestyle. We were so excited and nervous at the same time. The day had started!

We were all cheering our team mates on loudly. In fact, of all the schools we were first place for cheering and encouragement!

The order of swimming events were:
Medley relay 4×50
Freestyle relay 4×50

A Sprinkling Good Time

The freestyle relay was the most exciting as it was the last race of the day. 

At the end of the tournament we had a second place! It was Georgia and she is now through to the next stage called division.

We wish Geogia all the best for her race on 28th February where she will represent Holy Spirit and the Northcote Zone.

Here’s what she had to say about the day.

An Interview with Georgia

Holy Spirit Primary - Thornbury - Swimming achievement 2024

“I train two days a week for two years to learn to swim. 

Butterfly, breaststroke and relay were the events I participated in. I came second in butterfly. The main reason I entered the swimming carnival is I like representing the school and I enjoy competing.

I felt nervous but knew I had to stay strong. Before the  whistle blew to start the race I thought just do it, I got to get to the end.

With 10m to go but just pushed myself to keep on going strong.

When I touched the end of the pool I looked up and was shocked to find out  I came second.

I got out of the pool and walked to the awards table and received my ribbon.

I thought it was a great day out and always good to represent Holy Spirit and the competition was top notch.

In the end

We had a great day out!

The event was a great experience. It was a first for a lot of the students but from the feedback I can tell you they will be back next year for sure.

We thank all the parents who came down to cheer on the students and Holy Spirit throughout the day.

At the end of the day we went to the seven eleven to get slurpees! The perfect end to a great day out.

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