BGS Swimmers Dominate SIS Swimming Carnival

The depth of swimming talent at BGS was on show for all to see at the 2019 SIS Swimming Carnival. With some new talent injected from last year’s squad plus SIS representative swimmers Fletcher Kaintz and Matthew Merrilees returning, expectations were high.

The 4 x 50 Medley relays were the first events on the program and whilst our intermediate team in 4th place and Junior team finishing 3rd got us off to a solid start, it was the senior team with their convincing victory that got BGS their first blue ribbon for the carnival.

From there our junior swimmers had some individual success including James McCurdy of Year 7 winning the 100m freestyle and Dion Maillard coming a close 2nd in the 50m backstroke event.

Our Under 15 and 16 teams saw even more individual success with Matthew Merrilees of Year 10 finishing 1st in 3 events, and Fletcher Kaintz of Year 9 winning two races and breaking his own BGS record in the Under 15 butterfly.

The best team success however came from our Year 11 and 12 students who both won the SIS pennant as the top boy’s team in the division. Whilst Rhegan McEwan, Ashley Chandrasinghe, Diman Wettasinghe and Riley Clark were the standout swimmers in the senior age groups, all winning individual races, it was the top two placings in all senior relays that bought the boys the most enjoyment and led to the pennants they received.

To top off the day Berwick Grammar was awarded the SIS boy’s aggregate shield for scoring the highest total points in the male events for the entire carnival.

A fantastic result and a great way to send off our senior swim team in their last carnival for BGS.

Mr Nick Bruton
Head of Sport