Hinterland District School Sport (HDSS) Swimming
Our team of committed swimmers competed recently at the Hinterland Swimming Trials at Somerset College. It was a great day of competition, with many students setting new PBs. This is a great achievement, when the real competition is against yourself. This was a great day overall with the students continuing to be inspired to put in the ‘hard yards’ of training and giving their best efforts in competition.
Mason Mower was the star performer of the day finishing 2nd overall for his age group in the boys 50m Butterfly. Mason was also selected to compete at Regionals in 3 events - 50m and 100m Butterfly, and 100m Backstroke.
Mason also had a great day at regionals, missing out on South Coast team by 1 spot for the 100Fly, he came 6th and they only take top 5 (he dropped 4.94 seconds though so a great new PB)
He came 7th in the 50Fly and was only 0.69 off the Extra qualifying time needed for direct entry to South Coast team.
He was disappointed he got so close in both events but didn’t make it. I keep telling him that 6th and 7th out of the whole region is still amazing!
He decided against competing in the 100 backstroke as he wanted to focus on the butterfly.
Mr Lindsay Genge
On Monday the 2nd of March I represented King’s and the Hinterland District at the Regional Swimming Trials. I competed in the 100m Butterfly event and the 50m Butterfly event. I was so excited when I seen that I achieved a PB in the 100m Butterfly, dropping 4.94 seconds and coming 6th in the region. I also swam faster than before in the 50m Butterfly event and came 7th in the region.
It was an awesome day and I really liked seeing all my friends that I’ve met through swimming, we cheered each other on throughout the day and had lot's of fun between races too.I’m really looking forward to doing it all again next year!
Mason Mower (Year 5)