Seniors win Premiership second year in a row

April 13, 2017

On Friday night, the Black and White Army were out in full force as the Newington swimmers made their way into the pool at the AAGPS Swimming Championships at SOPAC.

Admirably led by Captain of Swimming Jason Hartill (12/MO) and Vice Captain Harry Carr (12/ME), the Newington Swim team had many highlights in the final including becoming the GPS Senior Swimming Premiers for the second consecutive year as well as the GPS Open Relay Championship Premiers for the third year in a row.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers particularly Newington’s Intermediate team who finished second, narrowly missing out on the top spot to St Ignatius’ College and our Junior team who placed third behind Scots and Kings.

Newington Swim team members who broke the following AAGPS Swimming Records in the 2017 season are listed below.

Christopher Mina (8/PR)

  • 14 Years 50 m Butterfly (27.88sec)
  • 14 Years 100 m Butterfly (1min 03.44sec)
  • 14 Years 200 m Butterfly (2min 23.08sec)

Luca Polvere (11/KL)

  • 17 Years 50 m Breaststroke (30.72sec)

Jason Hartill (12/MO) (Newington College Longcourse Record)

  • Senior 100 m Butterfly (1min 01.98sec)

The following Newington College Longcourse and Shortcourse records that have been broken so far in 2017:

Christopher Mina (8/PR) (shortcourse)

  • 14 Years 50 m Butterfly (28.99sec)

Christopher Mina (8/PR) (longcourse)

  • Junior 100 m Butterfly (1min.03.44sec)
  • Junior 200 m Butterfly (2min23.08sec)

Jack Rudkins (11/MA) (shortcourse)

  • 16 Years 100 m Freestyle (54.62sec)

Luca Polvere (11/KL) (shortcourse)

  • 17 Years 100 m Freestyle (54.49sec)
  • 17 Years 50 m Breaststroke (31.76sec)
  • 17 Years 50 m Butterfly (26.66sec)

Luca Polvere (11/KL) (longcourse)

  • 17 Years 50 m Breaststroke (30.72sec)

Newington’s Head of Aquatics, Mr Ryan Moar said he was very proud of the efforts that the Newington swimmers made throughout the summer season. “The 2017 season has been a very successful one for Newington College with camaraderie amongst the team at an all time high.  I am extremely happy for the Senior boys, particularly the Year 12 students who helped lead the team and brought home the Senior Premiership trophy at the season’s end.

“The season continues for our College’s GPS Swim Team representatives who will continue training hard in preparation for the CIS Swimming Championships which take place early in Term 2,” said Mr Moar.