Published on: 14 November 2019

Over 100 boys were winners on Tuesday as they gave their mighty all at the annual Pre-Primary to Year 2 Swimming Carnival.

Taking place at the school pool, the carnival was the culmination of the boys’ swimming lessons with Kirby Swim instructors for the past three weeks and was a perfect opportunity to showcase the skills they have learnt in front of teachers and parents.

All boys participated in three different race styles including Torpedo (on their front), Back Torpedo/Backstroke, Freestyle – and Butterfly as an optional for Year 2 boys willing to give it a go.

Pre-Kindergarten to Year 3 Physical Education Teacher, Mrs McKenzie Pugh said, “The morning is about participation and we encourage all boys to try their best.”

“While all boys race against one another, no ribbons or stickers are given out at the end. Nor are any results collated.”

“The intention is not to introduce competitive swimming to boys at this early age as skill levels can vary significantly. We want everyone to have a fair go in an inclusive environment.”

“This is a great opportunity for the boys to experience a ‘carnival’ atmosphere so when they transition to competitive races in Year 3, they are not overwhelmed,” commented Deputy Head (Pastoral) of Preparatory School, Mrs Kim Morcom.

We would like to thank our Year 6 helpers who were in the pool and ready to assist our younger swimmers during Tuesday’s carnival.