Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Swim Zone Trials

What a fantastic day we had at Jellie Park.
After arriving and getting changed students jumped into the pool for a 10 minute warmup session. Swimmers practised their starts from up on the starting blocks, and a few had a go at tumble turning.

29 Swimmers tried out for the opportunity to represent Oaklands at next Tuesday's South West Zone swim meet at Wharenui Pool.  The first two in each race (based on age and gender) were eligible.

Racing was competitive but it was great to see (and hear) students cheering for each other, as they came to the business end of the 50m races.

We finished a little ahead of schedule, which didn't seem to bother the students as they got a 20 minute 'free swim' - with the whole pool to themselves.

It was great to have our wonderful parents / grandparents along to support students, and we appreciated the help with deciding on placings, ensuring the turns were done correctly and the cup of coffee that Mr Hillary and Mr Forman received.

As always, we really value the time and effort of our wonderful community to get behind these events and help us out.

A great day had by all. We will post results shortly as well as the zone swim team.

Students selected have been given two notices - [1] permission slip and parent help request and [2] sport jacket form to be signed and returned a.s.a.p

Grant Forman

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