St Andrew’s College has yet again witnessed an awesome season for the Rawson Swimming team. Alongside the Rosebowl campaign, training started as soon as the university semester got underway.
From the first session onwards, Andrew’s proved that we were to be tough competition. With over half of the team consisting of freshers, who fought the 6:30am wake-ups, and toughening some brutally windy days down by the Victoria Park Pool, the ticker was strongly brewing within the squad.
Taking all this into account, our men laid all hands on deck to try and take the win on the night of the carnival. There was huge success on the night, with Josh Simat (fr 2017) scoring four 1st places in his individual events, then going on to compete in both men’s IM and 4x 50 Freestyle relays. Tom Galvin (fr 2016) also took out first place in the men’s diving with a lead just shy of 40 points! Unfortunately this success and all the other great swims from the rest of the team weren’t enough to take victory against St John’s. Congratulations to John’s on their strong competition and win. In view of the Rawson campaign however, St Andrew’s took out Paul’s and Wesley by a healthy amount on the scoreboard.
A big thank you must go to all the volunteers from B lane on the night, and the crowd support from Drew’s for offering such an epic turnout! It was a massive night and the ongoing roar from the blue and white definitely kept the lads’ spirits high. Another big thank you must go to James Harwood of High Cows Armidale and Mal Booth for their ongoing coaching support throughout the season.
Congratulations to our men!
- Harry Wright (fr 2017), Rawson Swimming sec