Following in the wake of last week’s Senior Swim Carnival that saw Newstead solidly triumph, our Year 1-3s showed they weren’t afraid to get into the deep end. With fun and participation as the key focus for the junior’s event, the students excitedly waited their turn to take to the blocks.
Held at the Ithaca Creek State School pool, strokes undertaken were freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly, with novelty races designed to involve and boost the confidence of some of the less-confident athletes.
The children have been perfecting their stroke styles in their weekly learn-to-swim classes undertaken in Term 1 and Term 4 during the year. These classes are for our Year 1-3 students and are an important part of their water safety awareness and general fitness.
Event Marshall and Year 2 teacher, Miss Kayla Geddes, was kept busy keeping all the eager starters on their mark. “It’s so wonderful to see the children getting in and having a go,” she said.
The supportive crowd of proud parents on hand had cameras clicking faster than an Ian Thorpe 50-metre dash, ensuring that this momentous event would be remembered forever.