O'Connor spreads their water wings

O'Connor spreads their water wings

The Carnival always serves as a showcase of students' house pride and mateship.

In only their first year, O'Connor have shown they are a force to be reckoned with, winning this year's House Swimming Carnival after a day of sportsmanship and fun.

Rice kept the pressure on the newcomers all day, and it wasn't until the relays that they were finally left in O'Connor's wake.

With this year's Carnival marking 20 years since Patrick's last win, the pressure was on to make it a competition to remember. Despite their best efforts, the gents in green couldn't make 2018 their year, finishing in last place.

Supported by a proud contingent of parents cheering from the stands, boys of all ages and abilities dived in and gave the day their all, earning valuable points for their House with less than 70 points separating the top two positions.

In addition to the traditional events in the main swimming area boys swam boogie board and tube races in the side pool, before the always popular water displacement competition took centre stage. After some friendly encouragement from students and staff alike, Liturgies and Retreats Coordinator, Mr Matthew Silveira, even gave the annual 'bombie' competition a go!

The House Swimming Carnival continues to be one of the most popular events on the College calendar, providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to personal excellence outside of the classroom, while also promoting House spirit.