Representative qualification is not an uncommon thing for our swimmers this season. At the time of publication, we have Jonathan Cheng (II), Asher Hamilton-Hay (III), Adam Tehfe (IV) and Aidan Dow (VI) already confirmed for CIS selection.
There was a terrific spirit in the swim team, which was not surprising given the inspiring leadership of Bradley Chan (VI) and the enthusiasm of swimmers like Stirling van As (IV). And it was great for our Form VI swimmers to be able to swim at all the carnivals this season without too much COVID-19 disruption.
The Juniors were especially strong this season and are to be congratulated for their third-place finish in the final carnival. It was pleasing to see the way the younger boys stepped up to be a part of the Open relay throughout the season (Ian Kim (II) and Matthew Cheng, Lucas Kwan and Adam Tehfe (all in Form IV)).
The final carnival saw the School perform very well overall in freestyle, culminating in Grammar’s win in the 6 x 50 All Ages Relay. There were lots of personal bests at SOPAC that night, but Asher Hamilton-Hay (III), who has qualified for CIS representation in five events, really excelled. At fourteen, Asher has achieved a lot already, but like so many of our young sportsmen across all of our summer sports, he points the way to even more good things to come.