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7 February 2020

50th Annual Secondary Swimming Carnival

The first major inter-house competition of the year takes place in the water at…

The first major inter-house competition of the year takes place in the water at North Adelaide next Friday, 14 February.

Denifle / Jarrett are defending champions after completing back-to-back wins in 2019 but without a single age champion coming from their combined squad. Does this auger well for a new champ in 2020?

The blue riband event of the day – the Open 50m Freestlye – will be a highlight of the morning’s competition, getting underway at approximately 10.45 am.

Jake Martin (Aquinas U-14) and Noah Caton (Burke U-16) were among the record breakers last year and will, no doubt, be looking to spearhead challenges from their respective teams. As well as their individual events, both will lead their relay teams – also record breakers in 2019 – in the afternoon’s competition.

The much anticipated Water Polo competition moves to a new format this year with both semi finals and the final all being played on the day. Action in the diving pool is due to start at 12.40 pm.

And to celebrate 50 years of the Swimming Carnival, a special relay will be raced at the conclusion of the day’s formal competition with teams representing graduates from the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and 2010’s going head-to-head.

Continuing the nostalgic theme, making the final presentations to the winning house captains on the day we will welcome back Marc Keegan, 30 years after he captained Aquinas to victory in the 1990 Swimming Carnival.

Parents and friends are warmly invited to attend the Swimming Carnival which gets underway from 10 am. If you can’t be there, we will be updating results throughout the day via Facebook and Instagram.

A copy of the day’s program is available to download below.