Children from St Xavier’s Primary School battled it out at Gunnedah’s Memorial Pool last Friday for its annual swimming carnival.

Taking both the Champion House title and Participation Trophy for 2024 was Maria Goretti.

There were a number of records broken by this year’s swimmers.

Jimmy Fitzgerald beat Ethan Hall’s 14-year-old record in the eight years 50 metres freestyle by completing the race in 42.25 seconds and Lewis Mainey’s 2023 50 metre backstroke record by touching the wall at 50.79 seconds.

Lewis Mainey beat Josh Spinks’ nine years boys’ backstroke record by .44 seconds and Jake Bastian’s 14-year-old record in the 50m freestyle with a time of 35.59 seconds

Matilda Ramien showed up by taking three new records under her name, all of which were previously held by Tess Bastian in 2009. She has the record for the nine years girls’ 50 metre freestyle (37.57 seconds), 50 metres backstroke (47.18 metres) and 50 metres butterfly (46.62). She took the wins less than a week after breaking a 46-year-old club record which was reported last week in the Gunnedah Times.

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Banjo Fitzgerald broke Josh Spinks’ 10 years boys’ 50 metre backstroke by 1.26 seconds and his 50 metre butterfly by 4.08 seconds.

Both the 12/13 years 50 metre breaststroke and the senior medley times, previously held for two years by Jacob Smith, is now Josh Spinks’. The records are 41.92 seconds for the breaststroke along with 2 minutes and 48.36 seconds for the medley.

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