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Swim Team Try Outs

In 2016, the Centenary SHS Swimming Carnival will be replaced by swimming team try outs. There will be no ‘full day swimming carnival’ as in previous years, and instead we will be running ‘try outs’ for selection into the school swimming teams to compete at the West Akuna and West Brisbane District Swimming Carnivals.
Our aim with school swimming this year is to create a very strong school swimming team that will be competitive at the District Carnivals. To do this we intend to fill every event at the district carnivals with the required 2 Centenary SHS swimmers. In order to determine who the 2 Centenary SHS representatives will be in each event in each age group, we will be holding swimming ‘try outs’. We therefore encourage all serious swimmers to try out for the school swimming team.
Information re ‘Try outs’
•    The try outs will be held on Wednesday February 3, 2016
•    They will be held at the Jindalee pool, during Lessons 1 and 2. Students will walk to the pool with teachers.
•    Students who are interested in attending the try outs and gaining a place in the school swimming team will be required to complete and return the nomination form in the column to the right.
•    The nomination form must be completed and returned to Mr Mills or Miss Porter (Sports Director) by 3pm Monday February 1, 2016 at Staffroom 4.
•    Only students who nominate to attend the try outs will be permitted to go.
•    Normal classes will operate at school for all other students.

The events that we are trialling for are:
o    50m Freestyle, Breastroke, Backstroke and Butterfly – 2 swimmers per event/gender/age group
o    Freestyle relays – 4 swimmers per age group/gender
o    Individual medley – try outs only if required, otherwise team positions will be filled by nomination.
Information re District Swimming Carnivals
Students selected in the school swimming team from the try outs will represent the school at one of the following District Swimming carnivals:
•    WEST AKUNA District Swimming Carnival – for any students turning 12 years old in 2016 – Thursday February 11, Bellbowrie Pool.
•    WEST BRISBANE District Swimming Carnival – for all other age groups – Friday February 19, Valley Pool.
Students who are selected into the school swimming team to attend the district carnivals will be provided with the information packages at the completion of the try outs.
The information letter and nomination form are available for download from this website (see column to the right).