On Tuesday 22 March the OLMC Swimming and Diving Squad went to MSAC to compete in the Division 3 GSV Championship Carnival and what a fantastic day it was! OLMC won 24 first place ribbons, nine second place ribbons and also nine third place ribbons.

Our Junior Squad placed first overall. The OLMC juniors placed 1st in four out of the five relay races they competed in. The Intermediate Squad placed 3rd overall, with star performances from Amelie V. and Darby W. who both placed in the top two for every event they were in!

Our Senior Squad placed equal 3rd tying with Our Lady of Sion College. Our Senior Squad was affected with last minute changes, but it didn’t prevent them from getting great results. Stand out performances from Sofia P. who placed 1st in every individual race she competed in!

Congratulations also to our Diving Squad that secured 1st place at the Division 3 Diving competition in the Senior category. Thank you to Eleanor B., Ebony P. and Felicity P. for your efforts not only this year but for your commitment to the OLMC diving program each year. Overall the OLMC Diving squad placed 4th.

Thank you to all swimming and diving staff involved throughout the season: Ms Apfelstedt, Ms Burke, Ms Banfield, Ms Thomson, Ms Daly and also to our Principal, Ms Judith Weir for presenting the awards at the Championship carnival.

OLMC will be competing at the GSV finals evening on Friday 1 April. We will be represented in five individual races and two relays. We wish all of those competitors good luck, we know they will make OLMC proud!

As the term draws to an end so does the GSV season. In Term 1, OLMC participated in weekly GSV Sports of Tennis, Softball, Swimming and Diving. OLMC was well represented, with at least one team in each sport across each age division. Throughout the term, we had 25 wins and two draws. Our Junior A Softball team had a very impressive season, winning five out of the six matches played. The Intermediate B Tennis squad also fought hard throughout the season and walked away with four wins and two draws. A terrific season had by all teams! There were some first wins, first losses, first time players, first home runs and most importantly, friendships made. It was great to see the enthusiasm from each players every week, cheering on their team. A big thank you to all of the coaches in making GSV possible for the students.

Term 2 is already shaping up to be a huge term for all things sport! The weekly sports available to students are Netball and Hockey, and Cross Country is available as the carnival sport. There has been huge interest indicated across all sports and trials are well underway. Good luck to everybody who is trialling at the moment.

Beth McCullagh
Sports Administration