lower eyre peninsula primary swimming championships
Annually, Lower Eyre Peninsula Primary School aged swimmers have the opportunity to represent their school and compete in a day long competitive swimming experience. Held on the Friday of Week 3 in Term 4 at the Port Lincoln Pool, swimmers race in both individual and team events. Team scores are tallied at the conclusion of racing and the Sarin Group Perpetual Shield and Chris Wareing Memorial Shield are awarded. In 2019 the champion school team was St Josephs (2,245 points) and winner of the Chris Wareing Memorial Shield was Navigator College.
In 2019, 14 new school records were set including; Alinta Dingwall (Cummins) who set two new records in the 50m (29.19) and 100m freestyle (1.02.91). Previous records were held by Bridie Mickan and Amali White. Asta Mickan (Cummins) who set three new records in the 50m breastroke (45.05), 50m backstroke (41.04) and 50m butterfly (41.45). Previous records were held by Bridie Mickan and Tahni Kelsh. Tahni Kelsh (St Josephs) who set three new records in the 50m freestyle (31.85), backstoke (37.22) and 50m butterfly (35.91). Previous records were held by Amali White and Jamie Ford and Bryce Hammond (St Josephs) who set a new record in the 50m breastroke (37.96). Previous record was held by Kyle Chalmers.
In addition to the 9 individual records, 5 team records were broken. Special mention to the St Josephs boys team - Sullivan Isle, Lucas Blight, Tyler Davidson and Edward Kutny who have set a new record each year they have swum their 4 x 50m freestyle relay. They now proudly hold the 10 year old, 11 year old and now 12 year old record (2.24.84). Both the Open Boys 4 x 50m Medley Relay (2.28.45) was broken by Tyler Davidson, Harrison Blight, Bryce Hammond and Lucas Blight; as well as the Open Boys 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (2.08.30)
A new record was set in the Boys 13 year old 4 x 50 freestyle relay (2.18.18) by Lucas Blight, Tyler Davidson, Sullivan Isle and Bryce Hammond. The previous record had stood since 2011 as had been held by Bailey Harriden, N Williams, Ky Robinson and Nick Constantinopolous. The final record to fall was the Open Girls 4 x 50m freestyle relay with the previous record set by Liana Baldwin, Dana Hurrell, Larissa Sporer and Issy Baldwin now being held by Zara Scott, Tahni Kelsh, Grace Pyke and Rebecca Wood (2.19.42).