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Swimming sports a great success for Kiwi Swim Safe School

Kiwi Swim Safe School St Thomas More Catholic School in Mt Maunganui recently held their second annual swimming sports day with nearly double the amount of participants from last year.

The optional event was only open to Year 3-6 students and was held at Baywave, their local community pool, as they do not have a school pool.

Confidence grew as the day progressed with more students entering longer distances or different strokes.

Although a majority of students had never competed in a swimming race before they were all willing to give it a go.

There was great talent, skills and determination displayed on the day with some fast times and records posted and or broken.


Year 3 Girls    1st Ferne Rosenbauer, 2nd Sophie Mocke, 3rd Mia Knowles

Year 3 Boys   1st Vitali Percival, 2nd Henry Scott, 3rd John Stewart

Year 4 Girls    1st Caitlin Farrell, 2nd Sarah Edwards, 3rd Leilani Horan

Year 4 Boys   1st Archie Glubb, 2nd Brayden Stowers, 3rd equal Timothy Churchill & Luca   Adsett

Year 5 Girls    1st Erin McCarthy, 2nd Tiana Cartwright, 3rd Piper Thomas

Year 5 Boys   1st Mason Bollee, 2nd equal Maximilian Perrot and Connor van der Pol

Year 6 Girls    1st Makenna Nolan, 2nd Parker Thomas, 3rd Alex Edwards

Year 6 Boys   1st Jacob Saunders, 2nd Fergus Glubb, 3rd Riley Murrell