Our School Swimming Carnival which took place on the 24th February 2012 at the Lagoon Stadium was amazing.
At first we lined up under the awning in our house groups and Miss Waetford spoke to us about participation and behaviour. We then decided what events we were taking part in. Next we got into the vans and headed to the pools. I was very nervous and jumpy because I am not that great at swimming.
There were different races like the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, walking and group races. It was so much fun. My first race was the backstroke. My heart was racing like the speed of light before the race. Mr Horan counted, "3, 2, 1" and off we went. I coudn't hear anything except for my breathing. I actually came third and I was relieved.
My next race was the walking race. It was not easy to walk in the pool. I struggled with this race. The group walking race was easier because it was a group effort and we had more speed. We came first and I was overjoyed.
The last race was the medley relay. We had to swim our best stroke. I did the backstroke because that was my best stroke. Sadly our house came last even though we tried our best.
After that Mr Horan gave us four minutes of free time but I was so cold that I decided to change. Overall Leander came first, Achilles second, Orpheus third and Calliope was fourth.
The Swimming Carnival was tiring but awesome.