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2011. A squad of over thirty boys assembled to compete in a series of trials and training sessions that began in early November at the new aquatic facilities in Dalton Hall. These sessions were aimed to expose the boys to several key components of water polo, as well as increase their knowledge of the sport and its array of complex yet enjoyable elements. We have been particularly encouraged by the boys’ improvement throughout this whole period. In Magis Term of 2012 we began our fixtures against The Scots College on Saturday mornings. On these days, we divided the squad with roughly half the boys journeying to the Eastern Suburbs to compete against two skilled teams from The Scots College. At this stage, our teams are not graded and each week a different group of boys get to Campion House Captain Darcy Hampton with the House Vice Captain play in the games. The other half of the squad then trains Louis Esteban. internally at Dalton Hall from around 7.30 am. Scots has 10 teams in JS water polo and up until now has only played 2 seconds. Thomas Gillis lead the team with enthusiasm internally on Saturday mornings. The aim is that IPSHA will which seemed to have rubbed off on the rest of the boys introduce water polo as another summer sport in time for when Tom, Darcy Hampton, Miles Branagan and Harrison Xavier Term, 2012. Hertz competed in the 4x 50m relay. Coupled with the As it stands, water polo at St Aloysius’ College has been excitement from the pool side and focus from the team the one of, if not the most successful sport over the last four years. Thomas Gillis pushed the team from 5th place to 3rd with Over this period the College has boasted two combined 25 metres remaining. CAS/GPS Open Firsts premierships, one Trans-Tasman Cup Our third carnival this season saw us the Brothers victory and two other grand final appearances in the same Invitational Swimming Carnival. It was a very competitive tournament. This success at an elite level has encouraged us meet that included the following schools: St Ignatius’ College to add water polo to the Junior School Sports Programme. Riverview, St Patrick’s College Strathfield, St Pius X College, We feel that the inclusion of this sport in the Junior School Christian Brothers Lewisham and Waverley College. will further help the development of our Senior School teams in years to come. This was by far the most successful swimming carnival that the Aloy’s swim team has participated in this year. Swimming Every competitor held a disposition that was focused and ISwimming Carnival. Three other schools also competed in managed to win the carnival!motivated. With great team spirit throughout every eventand outstanding swimming results St Aloysius’ Collegen Magis Term , 2012, 23 boys represented St Aloysius’College at the Knox Grammar School Invitational the Carnival – Mosman Preparatory School, Barker College and Roseville College. Thomas Gillis was announced as the Junior School Swimming Captain for this year and has done a great job so far as well as recording some very good times whilst encouraging his team to do their best. A few highlights of the carnival are as follows: Thomas Salier (U11) – 50m Backstroke 41.6 sec Darcy Hampton (U12-13) – 50m Butterfly 34.4 sec Antonio Perez (U12-13) – 200IM 3:03.3 Cameron Ingle (U9) – 50m Freestyle 45.3sec Leon Rebecchi (U10) – 50m Freestyle 35.4 sec In addition to the Knox Invitational Swimming Carnival, the Aloy’s swim team participated in the Scots College Ogilvie House Captain Miles Branagan with the House Vice Captain William Greenland. Invitational Swimming Carnival. Felix Scott is certainly one team member to watch as he continues to beat his personal best time for breastroke at each meet. Leon The team has managed to keep consistent results Rebecchi gained strong results with a few more PB’s made. throughout all invitational swimming carnivals whilst the In addition, Darcy Hampton definitely stood out as a team has also gained some outstanding times for various winner in the pool for his butterfly event. Darcy managed events. A few highlights from the Brothers Invitational to beat his time from the College swimming carnival by Swimming Carnival include: St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 35


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