On Tuesday 22 February, girls in Years 7 to 12 braved the weather and travelled to the Glenorchy pool for the annual House Swimming Carnival where Franklin House won the day.
While Freycinet and Fenton fought strongly, Franklin, under the direction of 2011 House Chair, Connor Charles, proved too strong.
There were a number of impressive individual performances from girls in every age group, with four of the five age group championships decided by a single point.
Olivia Browning from Year 7 won the Under 13 age group and the Junior Trophy.
Jade Studley from Year 8 had a fantastic day at her first Fahan swimming carnival, winning the Under 14 age group and the Intermediate Trophy for Under 14 and 15 swimmers.
Ellie Martin won the Under 15 age group from Year 9 and Lizzie Glass from Year 11 spent the day fighting off some tough competition to win the Under 16 medal.
Franklin Captain, Connor Charles, led her house from the front, swimming to victory in the open age group and the winning the Senior Trophy.
The high level of participation from girls in all years was sensational and it meant that some of the day’s events had to be cut short because there was not enough time left.
The support for the School Houses was also inspirational with girls donning their House’s war paint (zinc cream) and cheering on their teammates in every race.
Each girl should be proud of her efforts on the day and congratulated for braving the Tasmanian “summer.”
Thank you to Year 12 Sports Chair, Clare Browne, Sports Coordinator, Kathy Foster and also, to all of the staff and parents who assisted on the day.
Thank you to the Sports Chair, Clare Browne, for her assistance in writing this article.
To view more photos from the event please click here.