This year’s Rawson Swimming was an eventful evening with Paul’s, Wesley and John’s offering fierce competition.
To kick off, Tom Goddard and Jack Chenoweth swam an excellent race in the Men’s 50m Free, coming 2nd and 3rd respectively to Paul’s. The 400m Free was a thrilling race which truly tested our training and fitness, as Temana Short came 2nd and Charlie Gill 6th.
The training and dedication of our athletes was brought to light in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke as Elliott Earnshaw came 1st and Oliver Whitely 2nd. The boys were consistent again in the 100m Free as Temana Short came 2nd with Tom Goddard coming 3rd.
Halfway through the night, competition was close as we were only 9 points apart from Paul’s. Luckily, both Chester Burns and Jake Jones had fantastic dives and came 1st and 3rd respectively. In the Men’s Butterfly Elliott Earnshaw had an unreal swim coming 1st as well as Charlie Gill who came 4th. The 200IM was a spectacular race to watch as Elliott Earnshaw raced home to 2nd place. In the backstroke both Tom Goddard and Jack Grant had excellent swims placing 1st and 4th. Again, our powerhouses Earnshaw and Short brought home 1st and 2nd in the 200m freestyle.
To finish off the night, Earnshaw, Goddard, Chenoweth and Short were able to secure both victories in the Men’s 4×50 Medley relay and the 4×50 freestyle relay. Overall, it was a fantastic night for St Andrew’s, with our College winning with a total score of 169 points.
– Jack Chenoweth, Rawson Swimming Sec