TBHS Swimming Sports Records Tumble at the 2019 Timaru Boys' Swimming Sports
In an outstanding individual performance, Year 13 student Jack Sands won seven titles and eclipsed five records in this year’s TBHS Swimming Sports championship events.
At the short-course finals afternoon on Thursday 14 February, Jack won titles in the 50 metre Backstroke, Breast-stroke, and Open Butterfly events all in record time as well as breaking Riley Taylor's 100 metre Freestyle record. He also retained his 50 metre Freestyle title but was 0.1 seconds outside his 2018 record time. In the lead in to the finals afternoon, Jack had also recorded victories in the 200 metres Freestyle again in record time and the 1500 metres Freestyle.
Jack now owns a total of eight TBHS swimming records across the junior and senior ranks set throughout his school career.
Matthew Moore, a fine swimmer in his own right, was runner-up to Sands as Senior Champion.
In the Junior Championship, Kyle Thomas was in fine form winning five Championship titles and dominating across all disciplines with Benson Arnold finishing runner-up to Thomas.
Simmers House won the Inter-House competition for 2019.
Seven records broken at the 2018 Timaru Boys' Swimming Sports
In an outstanding display Jack Sands and Riley Taylor erased a combined total of 7 records from the history books at the TBHS swimming sports held in ideal conditions at the school pool on 15 February.
Sands, a Year 12 student, set new marks in the 50 metre freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breast-stroke events, while Taylor, a Year 13 student, lowered the times for the 100, 200 and 1500 metre freestyle events. This saw Sands narrowly head Taylor as the senior swimming champion. The race of the day was undoubtedly the 100 metre freestyle event where they went stroke for stroke for all 3 laps and Taylor edged Sands by the narrowest of margins in a time of 56.9 seconds, well under the previous record of 57.8 seconds set by Taylor last year. Sands and Taylor will be looking to continue their good form into the National Championships in April.
In the junior section William Tudgey was champion and Dominic Coleman was runner up.
Dawson House, ably led by Sands, won the Inter-house competition that was quietly, tactfully, and impartially compered by Deputy Rector Rod Sparrow.
Senior Champion - Jack Sands
Senior Runner-up - Riley Taylor
Junior Champion - William Tudgey
Junior Runner-up - Dominic Coleman
Best House Overall - Dawson