Swimmers and Divers inspire

It was great to have championship sport back in Melbourne as the BGS boys took to the water in the APS Swimming and Diving Championships.

With 86 boys competing for 45 places on the swim team, every spot had been hotly contested.

Four Year 6 boys were identified by new coach Gus Barnes through the School Sport Victoria regionals, making the BGS team one of the youngest entered. On the night, six APS records were broken and 26 BGS boys posted personal bests. Whilst placing 7th, BGS swimming has taken a step forward and will continue to move up the ranks in the years to come.   

Though numbers are smaller in our diving program, lead up competitions against the might of St Kevin’s and Scotch College during Term 1 were promising. Our youngest divers Sebastian Naccarella and Oscar Ettershank came 4th and 3rd respectively, Kristian Foster finished 3rd in the U16B division and our Captain of Diving Tommy Keyte finished a credible 4th in the U16 A division.

Performance of the night can be attributed to Tommy Jarvis, James Creighton and Lachlan Brooks who agreed to take to the boards so that the Victorian Diving community could be provided with a championship event. 

The results are posted on the APS Sport website (www.apssport.org.au).

Congratulations to St Kevin’s College on winning both the Swimming and Diving flags for 2021, but all signs are that our Tonners are charging.

Christian Neeson
TiC Aquatics