Published on: 15 March 2018
HBF Stadium was home to a packed crowd last Thursday as the schools went head-to-head in the PSA Swimming Inters, resulting in Christ Church retaining the Tregonning Cup.
Final results were Christ Church (1055 points) in 1st place, followed by Hale (934 points), Trinity (826 points), Wesley (784 points), Aquinas (707 points), Scotch (684 points) and Guildford (386 points).
“In the last 11 years we have won the PSA Swimming Inters seven times,” says Christ Church Director of Sport, Anthony Lynch.
“Year 11 student Hugh Moran swam in the Open 200m Freestyle (Div 2) finishing in 1st place, on top of 1st placings in the U17 100m Freestyle (Div 1), 50m Backstroke (Div 1) and 50m Butterfly (Div1). It’s a remarkable achievement.”
Other highlights of the night included our U15 4 x 50m Free Relay team consisting of Ethan Duffy, Sam Fretwell, Jack Reynolds and Kai Wylie setting a new PSA record in 1.50.26, beating last year’s record of 1.50.66. Our U17 4 x 50m Free Relay team consisting of Tom Ball, Eliot Rockett, Joseph Bonadeo and Stanley McFarlane also set a new school record in a swim time of 1.44.72, beating the old record set in 2014 of 1.45.24.
A huge thanks to all staff directly involved with the swim team this year including Caitlin Owen, Dr Holly Rose, Luke Farmer, Neil Saggers, Megan Pentony, Katie Williams, Bill Kirby, old boy Will Greenwood, as well as the boys who represented Christ Church in the pool.