Royal left the other houses in it's wake at the recent swimming sports. Despite Tommy Gwilym (13A) breaking three records for Amaranth, Royal were too strong across the board. The day ended with Royal securing 496 points. Close behind was Amaranth with 439, followed by Empire with 367 and Dominion with 298. This means Royal move into first place on the points table putting Amaranth in second.
Swimming kicked off another year Waihi College sporting events.
The senior students again were ablaze with colour, many of them trying to grab the title of House Leader.
Swimming Champions 2012
Junior Girl Kate Dunstall
Junior Girl RunnerUp Samantha Croker / Yvette Kingsford
Junior Boy Caleb Coulter
Junior Boy RunnerUp Marc Everson
Intermediate Girl Jazmin Tohaia
Intermediate Girl RunnerUp Naomi Warrander
Intermediate Boy Ethan Coulter
Intermediate Boy RunnerUp Torge Schroder
Senior Girl Tessa Verkerk
Senior Girl RunnerUp Erin Sims
Senior Boy Tommy Gwilym
Senior Boy RunnerUp Luke Kingsford
Congratulations to Caleb Coulter for breaking the 1L Breaststroke record which has stood since 1976 and to Tommy Gwilym for breaking the 1 and 2 length Freestyle records which have been held since 1990 and 1999 respectively.
Year 7 & 8 Swimming Champions 2012
Year 7 Girl Mikira Wells
Year 7 Boy Jack Hendy
Year 8 Girl Millie Dunstall
Year 8 Boy Fletcher Morgan
This year saw a couple of elementary records broken. Jack Hendy broke the 1L Backstroke only to have Fletcher Morgan re-break this by .15sec. This record had stood since 1989. Fletcher also broke the 1L Freestyle record held since 1995.
The last hour of the Year 7 & 8 day saw the whole school come together for the relays. It was a fantastic afternoon and great to see everyone there supporting their houses. The day ended with the staff verse year 13 relay. Mr Cochrane once again had a slight malfunction with his ‘swimming costume’ so the year 13’s came out on top this year!
Congratulations to all those who took part and competed on both the Senior and Junior days regardless of your placing. It was great to see so many of you taking part in some way. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who ran events and helped out in any way.
Congratulations to Amaranth who have taken out both the Senior and Junior Swimming Days.
On the 22nd March we took at group of 12 students to the BOP Swimming Champs.
Always a daunting experience for our young students to attend a championship where the calibar of swimming is so high. All of the students gave their all and after initial nerves enjoyed their day.
Congratulations to Jack Hendy for an outstanding result of 1st place in the Year 7 Boys 25mBackstroke Event.
This year we had more students attending the Waikato Swimming Championships on the 21st March.
They were eager to succeed and were training hard with the help of Mrs Casey. All swimmers performed well and several took seconds off their personal bests! Congratulations to Tommy Gwilym, Torge Schroder, Ethan Coulter, Jak Merriman, Zoe Soutar, Kate Dunstall, Caleb Coulter and TeHuia Apaapa for making it to this event.
Thank you to the parent support which was awesome.
A team of 23 travelled to Matamata on the 28th February to compete in the Thames Valley Swimming Championships. Waihi College placed 7th in the combined team scores, which made us midway up the field.
All athletes put in great performances throughout the day.
Our top placegetters were:
Tommy Gwilym Snr Boys 1st 50m Freestyle, 1st 100m Freestyle, 2nd 50m Butterfly
Ethan Coutler Int Boys 2nd 50m Freestyle, 2nd 50m Breaststroke, 3rd 100m Breaststroke
Caleb Coulter Jnr Boys 3rd 100m Freestyle
Jamie Bramble Snr Boys 3rd 50m Backstroke
We also placed 2nd in the Senior Boys Freestyle and Medley Relays congratulations to Tommy Gwilym, Josh Williamson, Jamie Bramble and Torge Schroder.
We had 3 of our Memphis centre boys come with us and they all had fantastic races. Congratulations to Josh Kinnaird and Hiro Yano and special mention to TeHuia Apaapa who broke the AWD 25m Backstroke record!
Thank you to our parents and supports who came cross to help us with the day. Without your support we are unable to attend these events.
A group of parents are trying to re-establish a Swimming Club in Waihi. They have had a lot of interest but still require a few more membership application forms to be completed to establish the club.
If you are interested and missed the public meeting or have yet to fill in a form please contact:
Nicole 863 9631 / Denise 863 8937 / Tess 863 6130
Senior Swimming Championship 2011
Congratulations to all of the students that got involved and to the staff who organised and ran the event. The House Leaders shone in a great array of colourful outfits and did a great job in encouraging their swimmers throughout the day.