On Tuesday the 9th of February 31 kids walked to Col Jones Swimming Pool from St Peters. Kids 8 years old and over got the chance to swim at our annual swimming carnival with most kids having the chance to swim in the races, while others just participated in the novelties. Everyone had a great time and we all enjoyed ourselves. The kids that didn't want to swim in the races still cheered for their house and made the swimmers very happy.
To get a feel for what it was like to participate in this month's swimming carnival, we interview a number of students. Jayden is in year 2 and new to the school. He really liked backstroke because he likes going backwards and he thinks it is really fun. Thomas who is also in year 2 liked freestyle because he thinks it is easy and fun. Perhaps the star of our carnival was Theo in year 4. Before the carnival Theo felt very nervous because he really wanted to make it to the South Sydney Zone Swimming Carnival. Well the nerves must have given him superpowers because he swam brilliantly to win every race that he took part in, including 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and backstroke. Well done Theo and we're keeping our fingers crossed you qualified for zone.
Jeyda enjoyed the carnival, not just because of the races but also the novelties events. Thomas enjoyed doing the novelties because he thought it was a great idea to get all the houses competing. Some students also liked walking to Col Jones and just talking to his friends. For Kiara her last St Peters carnival was a chance to challenge herself. She swam in the 100 metres freestyle and found it quite difficult. At the 60m mark she felt like giving up but she pressed on and completed the race. She was very happy because she had challenged herself with something hard and come off with a great result. In the end years 2-6 all had a fun time participating in the annual St Peters greatest swimming carnival. We all had fun and enjoyed swimming in all the races.
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