Record Breaking order of the day at Timaru Boys' Swimming Sports
Five senior records were broken by three swimmers at the 2017 school swimming sports.
Riley Taylor blitzed the 1500m record that had stood for 26 years. The 16-year-old stopped the clock at 17 minutes 5 seconds to beat Robbie Hill's 1991 record by over 20 seconds.
Taylor showed he is just as capable in the sprints as the long distance, just missing the senior 50m freestyle by 0.1s, but will get another crack at it next year, as he is only in Year 12.
Jack Sands was, however, the standout swimmer taking out three titles, the 50m backstroke (30.8s) and breaststroke (34s), as well as the 100m freestyle in 57.8s.
Sands edged out Taylor for the senior championship title and has two more chances to lower the records as the 15-year-old is only in Year 10.
Hercules Cho also put in a fantastic effort to win the 50m butterfly in 29.3s
Cho, who has been at TBHS for three years, has represented Hong Kong at international level.
The 17-year-old said butterfly was definitely his preferred stroke, and was pleased to have beaten his own record.
The trio are all experienced swimmers with Taylor and Sands expected to have a great head-to-head contest again next year.
Senior Champion - Jack Sands
Senior Runner-up - Riley Taylor
Junior Champion - Matthew Moore
Junior Runner-up - William Tudgey
Best House Overall - Simmers