On Friday night, the Whitefriars Swimming team headed to MSAC, determined to reclaim the shield for 2019. The ACC swim squad has been in full training since term 4 2018 and Coaches Bob and Clare (were confident of a good showing. Captains Marcos Agnos, Will Campbell and Justin Botha led the team well, ensuring that the squad was fully prepared.
After a strong showing throughout the night, as represented in the table below winning 18 events, Whitefriars was in contention to achieve their goal. The reigning champions, De La Salle, were also showing much promise, and ultimately were announced as the winners of the evening leaving the Whitefriars team in 2nd place by only 2.5 points.
There were many contributors throughout the evening (team listed below) and all the boys really put in a lot of effort for the Whitefriars team. Evan Chee was a standout in the U/15 age group winning 5 events where he broke 3 ACC records. Aiden Gleeson was another standout performer in the U/16 age group where he won 4 individual events.
A huge thank you must go to the Swim captains and coaches, Marcus, Will, Justin, Mr Cotter and Mr Legge for all of their hard work over the past 2 terms preparing and coordinating the Swim team. Work is already underway preparing for the 2020 Carnival where we will hopefully see the Whitefriars boys bring the shield back where it belongs.