Bradman triumphs in the pool

February 22, 2014

Fraser, Laver and Bradman battled it out for supremacy in the pool last Thursday week during Bingara Central Schools annual twilight swimming carnival.

In the end, Bradman came up trumps and was crowned the overall champion house. “It was a very close competition,” sports co-ordinator Ricki Wiblen said.

“The evening was a great success. There was excellent participation in all events and fun had by all.”

The carnival has been run as a twilight event over the last few years. Principal Mark Vale said this arrangement allowed for greater involvement all round.

“The benefits are that students, staff, and spectators avoid the intense daytime sun and that many more family members can attend and share the carnival experience with the children,” Mr Vale said.

Students from Years 1 to 12 took part, with older students helping out and taking on more responsibilities. The evening was capped off with a barbecue. Thanks were extended to Liz Groth and helpers from the Cancer Council for supplying sunscreen and the local State Emergency Service for providing shelter and assisting throughout the night.

“We would also like to thank parents and community members for helping out and showing support and also a huge thank you to Glenn Wade, without whom the night would not have been possible,” Mr Wiblen said.

“We must congratulate the students themselves for the level of participation, pride and support for their sporting houses and their behaviour in general. Well done.”

2014 BCS Swimming Champions
The 2014 swimming champions: junior secondary boy Brock Mullard, senior secondary boy Lachlan Butler, senior secondary girl Crystal Cooper, junior secondary girl Jade Butler, senior primary boy Jack McFarland, senior primary girl Erica Dixon, junior primary girl Taylor Lewis, junior primary boy Peter McFarland, 11 year primary girl Macey Michell and 11 year boy Sam Perrin. Open secondary boy and girl winners Kurtis Brennan and Tara Butler are absent from the picture. These strong swimmers will go on to represent Bingara Central School.

Winners in the Primary division will now go on to compete at zone level in Inverell this Friday. A carnival for secondary students will be held in Armidale next month.