Parkview Public School has enjoyed its finest day in over 15 years at the Riverina PSSA Swimming Championships with a record 16 competitors representing the school across 35 events at the show piece schools swimming event on the calendar.
A warm day at the Albury Swim Centre helped produce some hot times from Parkview students, with 9 students qualifying to represent Riverina at the NSWPSSA Swimming Championships to be held at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre on April 5 & 6.
Daniella Draper (9 years girls 50m Freestyle) and Thomas Heins (13 years boys 50m Freestyle) were crowned champions of their specific events on the day, while Jack Miller, Connor Holden, Tamika Rourke and Scott Draper all qualified for individual events and the school's relay teams all finished in top 5 positions, the Senior Girls team consisting of Madeline Irvin, Tamika Rourke, Tatum Marks and Molly Gilmour taking a mammoth 14 seconds off their qualifying time to finish 3rd in a high calibre event and earn qualification for the NSWPSSA Championships.
Application, determination and sportsmanship were all features of the students performances on the day, supported by a large contingent of enthusiastic Parkview community members on the day.
Parkview's NSWPSSA Qualifiers are:
Thomas Heins: 13 Years 50m Freestyle Champion
Daniella Draper: 9 Years 50m Freestyle Champion
Jack Miller: 2nd in 8 Years 50m Freestyle
Connor Holden: 2nd in Junior Boys Backstroke
Tamika Rourke: 3rd in 11 Years 50m Freestyle
Scott Draper: AWD 50m Freestyle, AWD 50m Breastroke, AWD 50m Backstroke
Senior Girls Relay (Tamika Rourke, Molly Gilmour, Tatum Marks & Madeline Irvin): 3rd
The full list of student performances is included below:
Parkview PS Student Results (docx 21 KB)