INTO the action ... Shannon Steverwald, of Year 8, puts in the hard-yards in the breaststroke.
INTO the action ... Shannon Steverwald, of Year 8, puts in the hard-yards in the breaststroke.

Schools getting back in the swim



SCHOOL is back for another year and with the start of school comes the swimming carnivals.

We may be just a few weeks in, but already a lot of the local schools have held their carnivals ? their first major sporting events for the year.

Last week was the turn of Kingscliff, Tweed River and Murwillumbah High Schools, while this week the carnivals have started with Wollumbin High.

At Tweed River High, Morgan House came out on top with 805 points ahead of Boyd with 651, Burgess with 575 and MacGregor 478. The champions were a family affair in the boys' divisions with twins Jack and Shane McMaster sharing the 16-years title, while Luke Willoughby won the 14-years title and his brother Daniel, the 15-years title. Brook Foggo took out the boys' 12-years event, Tyler Cameron took out the 13-years title while Shayne Budd won the Open section.

Alex Tomlinson took out the girls' 12-years title, while Mariah Jones won the 13-years championship, Catylin Buchan (14), Kayla Oldfield (15s), Courtney Tymon (16s) and Sherie Sunderland (Open).

Fenella Barnes became the latest member of the Barnes family to be named an age champion at the Kingscliff High School ? following in the footsteps of her three older brothers.

Fenella took out the 12-years girls' title with her brother, Deaglan winning the 15-years boys' title.

Jordan Carter won the 12-years boys' title, while Joel Ford and Renee Carter took out the 13- years awards. Nick Burton and Rachael Coulston won the 14s, Deaglan Barnes and Hannah Julius the 15s, Noah Outteridge and Kate Brennan (16s) and James Henshaw and Sara Marson (17ss).

In the house competition, Sea Eagles won with 2349 points followed by Dolphins on 2214, Pelicans on 1908 and Sharks on 1885.

The zone titles are at Banora Point Pool on February 28.



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