Scots Swimming’s summer season has returned with the win of the Senior St Patrick’s shield!
Scots returned to the Drummoyne Pool last Friday evening to win the Senior Division of the St Patrick’s Swimming Invitational.
The final point score for the evening placed Scots first ahead of our nearest rival, Saint Ignatius College, Riverview, which is an another improvement on our already terrific results over recent years.
The Junior and Intermediate teams also came home strong, with both teams securing a ranking of 5th despite only having 4 boys in the junior team and the absence of many boys due to injury in the intermediate team.
The night began with the fiercely contested freestyle events. Strong performances by Dugald O’Neill, Charlie Kospetas, Joshua Stevens and Ben Cochran helped significantly in creating an early lead.
However, our true strength started to show in the backstroke and breastroke events. Charlie Crawford was unbeatable in the 50m Backstroke and Dugald O’Neill showed his strength in the 50m Breaststroke -‐ crowning himself the fastest breaststroker at Scots. Similarly, our butterflyer Charlie Kospetas swam a very strong 50m Butterfly and proved himself to be the fastest butterflyer at Scots.
The 4× 50m Freestyle relay once again showed how strong the Senior Team will be at the 2015 GPS season, missing the record by a mere 0.4 of a second.
The evening was a tremendous success for our team and was rounded off with strong performances by both Thomas Madison in the Junior Division and James Kolenda in the Intermediate Division.
The only disappointment that night was that 17 swimmers from the usual Scots Team of 32 were missing due to injuries, Halloween and other commitments.
The Swim Team showed positive team spirit and the 2015 Swimming season is shaping up to be just as exciting as the last.
Looking forward to see everyone racing at the House Carnival on November 28.
Scots to the Fore!
Director of Swimming