Bulahdelah Central School primary students swimming carnival 2018

Students from Melba house at the primary swimming carnival.
Students from Melba house at the primary swimming carnival.

Primary aged students from Bulahdelah Central School traded their uniforms for cozzies and dress-ups to swim, cheer and catch some sun at their annual swimming carnival on Friday, February 16.

House captain of Melba, the school team that came first overall, Elise Miles said they won and lost some races but still had heaps of fun.

“Our place started to look a little messy from pompom streamers, but we managed to clean them up,” she said.

“We didn’t organise a cheer beforehand but ended up coming up with some good ideas. Everyone had a fantastic day and were proud of themselves.”

In second place was Wentworth, and house captain, Cole Buchanan said the event was an amazing success. 

Students from Wentworth house.

Students from Wentworth house.

 “Wentworth was amazingly dressed in green and gold,” he said.

“We did fantastic in there races and were tidy and organised. We kept putting on our sunscreen and kept in the shade when not competing.”

Third place went to Kenny, with the red army of supporters turning out in full force to cheer on their competitors.

“I’m very proud of our team, we all had so much fun swimming,” house captain, Caily Aberhart said.

“Team Kenny looked great in their red clothing, and almost everyone participated in the swimming events.”

Students from Kenny house.

Students from Kenny house.

Last but certainly not least was Bradman, who “tried their best and had heaps of fun.”

“Bradman had a great day,” house captain, Izabell Read said.

“It was great to see all of my team mates participating in all of the events. We went really well.

“We won 10 points for our cheering, won a lot of races and we all looked great in our house colours. At the end of the day we all had fun and I was extremely proud of Bradman.”

Sienna Sams.

Sienna Sams.

Students who had the most successful day in the pool were crowned age champions of the school.

Jada Hall was the champion of the eight year old girls, and Preson Kerry took the same title in the boys competition.

In the nine year old bracket, Henry O’Connell took the top spot for boys, and Bailee Gleeson claimed the honours for the girls event.

Sarah Chatwood and Peter Poniris were the top competitors in the 10 year age bracket, while Paige Collison and Isabella Sumner tied for first in the 11 year old girls competition, and Corey Cunningham was number one for the boys. 

Finally, Cole Buchanan and Caily Aberhart were the 12 year old age champions. 

Congratulations to all students who competed and supported on the day, it was a great event.