2024 Secondary Swimming Carnival results

Aquinas/Horten have made a splash at the 54th annual Secondary Swimming Carnival, taking their second win in two years.

Proving they were no one-hit wonders, the boys from the two Houses scored 1066 points, ahead of five-time champions (2018-2022) Denifle/Jarrett on 806.

Unfortunately, due to an infrastructure issue at Adelaide Aquatic Centre, this year’s carnival was raced in a 25m (short course) pool.

As 50m times in short course pools are generally faster – due to the power generated by the swimmer off the turn – no records were recorded this year.

House Captains and Vice Captains with the Swimming Cup.

However, there were still some notable performances, including Year 11 student Matthew Brown (Denifle) taking the Open 50m butterfly in 27.75.

In one of the closest races of the day, Year 11 student Hugh Caton (Burke) won the Open 50m freestyle (25.31) by just 0.02 over Matthew Brown.

Both boys will compete at the Australian Age Swimming Championships – the pinnacle competition for age-group swimmers – on the Gold Coast, in April.

Final scores

  • Aquinas/Horten – 1066
  • Denifle/Jarrett – 806
  • De Vitoria/Lagrange – 611
  • Burke/Lacordaire – 555

Age-group champions/runners up


  • Hugh Caton (Burke)
  • Matthew Brown (Denifle)
  • Michael Ward (Horten)


  • Antony Barresi (Denifle)
  • Nathan Bishop (Denifle)
  • Ryan Scholz (Horten)


  • Kian Leonard (De Vitoria)
  • Aedan Ryan (Aquinas)
  • Alexander Frith (Aquinas)


  • Alexander Ward (Horten)
  • Daniel Pham (Lagrange)
  • Henry Kemp (Lacordaire)


  • Jack Galkowski (Horten)
  • Alexander Semcesen (Horten)
  • Andrea Panuccio (Burke)

Aquinas/Horten also showed their dominance in the water polo competition, taking the win from Denifle/Jarrett.

The swimming action continues next week, with a team of 21 Secondary boys contesting the SSSSA B-grade competition at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre on Tuesday 27 February.

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Some of the action from the annual House water polo competition.

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