Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Swimming Carnival A Splashing Success

Catherine McAuley College held their Swimming Carnival on Friday 10 March at the Mackay Aquatic Recreation Complex, with excellent weather, and enthusiastic students combining to make the day a great success.

House spirit was alive with a sea of colour, war cries, and many with no voice by the end of a day filled with noise, laughter, fun and constructive rivalry.

Students and staff from the College all entered the spirit of the day, with more than 70 competitive races along with the additional whole of house swims adding points to the final tally for the day. The atmosphere of this carnival was enhanced by the additional student cohort now including years 7 and 8 as the Catholic College moves into its second year of quality faith-based education and learning.

College Staff also participated in the event, winning the silver medal in the Students versus Staff race. Staff were also freed up to provide supervision and other roles and join in the energy of the day via the use of electronic timing to one hundredth of a second. No challenging those results!

Catherine McAuley College would like to sincerely thank the staff at the Mackay Aquatic Recreation Complex for their outstanding assistance which also contributed to the success of the day.

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