Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Water Fight!

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On Monday the Mt.Spa swimming sports were held at our local swimming pools in Opunake. The Mt Spa cluster is a group of schools around coastal South Taranaki. The schools that participated were Manaia Primary school, Kaponga Primary School, Matapu Primary School, St Joesph's School Opunake, Opunake Primary School, Rahotu Primary School and us, Auroa Primary. To be eligible to participate you must do well at your own school's swimming sports first. I was entered in 25m free-style, 25m breast-stroke and 25m butter-fly. In my heats I placed 1st in free-style, 2nd in breast-stroke and 3rd in the butterfly and I was lucky enough to make it through to the finals. In the finals I received 4th in free-style, 2nd in breast-stroke and 3rd in Butterfly, then..... THE SCHOOL RELAY! This is what the Mt Spa shield depends on and I was in our school relay team along with Michael, Tom and Isabelle (our team is in the Orange Swimming Caps). In our relay heat we came 2nd, and made it into the finals. In the final it was a very close race where we came 4th. Overall there was a great effort put in by all of the students that swam for our school! Well Done Everyone!


  1. This is a fantastic description of the event detailing your own involvement and I think you captured the key event (the final swimming relay well). I think it was ket that you identified the orange swimming caps of our team, and I think that overall we did very well. Great report, this is going to be considered for the newsletter, that is I'm going to suggest to Mr Chittenden that we use this as it is.
    Mr Webb

  2. Well done Emily. All that practice/training is paying off.