We have made a change. We think it’s a good one. On Friday December 12, our year 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 students will be heading to Kardinia pool for our annual House Swimming Carnival. Previously, this event was held at Winchelsea pool. The reason for the change is so our students have the opportunity to participate in a timed event at a 50 metre distance. By doing this, we are providing a pathway for any of our students who may qualify for Zone swimming competitions should they meet the 50 metre qualifying time requirement. At Winchelsea, we have been unable to provide that pathway. This event also doubles as our SSA school swimming squad selection meet for next February’s SSA inter-school swimming carnival. In February 2015, the SSA interschool swimming carnival will still be held at the 25m Winchelsea pool and all students, whether 50m or 25m swimmers, will have a chance to win school squad selection.
A note is going home which requires parents to identify whether their child can complete the 50m distance competently. Students who do not have a signed permission form will not be allowed to compete in the 50m events. Those students will still complete in shorter events and compete for points for their house, as they have done previously.