Earlier this week, two PLHS students competed at the School Sport SA B Grade Swimming Championships in Adelaide as members of the Eyre Peninsula and Upper North Secondary Swimming Team – congratulations to (pictured L-R) Toby Harris (Year 7) and Liam Akehurst (Year 10) on representing their school and region with distinction. We thank Team Coach Sonia Ford for providing the following report and images…
“The Eyre Peninsula and Upper North Secondary Swimming Team competed in the B Grade Championships at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on Monday 27th of February and were named overall champion team. Our girls were outright winners finishing over 100 points in front, whilst our boys team finished 5th with only 70 points separating the top 5 teams. When the combined point scores were tallied, we finished with a total of 1448 points securing the win in front of second placed team Westminster School.
I am confident that this result will see us advance into the A Grade competition in 2023 (pending confirmation from School Sport SA).
Final Team Point Scores: https://www.education.sa.gov.au/schools-and-educators/programs-students/school-sport-sa/choose-sport/swimming/swimming-secondary-championship/2023-results/2023-swimming-b-grade-final-scores.pdf
Individual Results: https://www.education.sa.gov.au/schools-and-educators/programs-students/school-sport-sa/choose-sport/swimming/swimming-secondary-championship/2023-results/2023-swimming-b-grade-individual-results.pdf
We had students from nine schools representing the region, including Streaky Bay Area School, Port Lincoln High School, Navigator College, St. Joseph’s School, Cummins Area School, Cleve Area School, Samaritan College (Whyalla), Whyalla Secondary College and Caritas College (Port Augusta). We also acknowledge our team captains on the day – Chloe Hammond (Year 12 student at Samaritan College) and Ryan Brougham (Year 11 student at Streaky Bay Area School). Both of these students have been involved in our regional swimming team over a number of years and were excellent role models on the day.“
~ Sonia Ford (Team Coach)