Ruahine wins interhouse swimming with 838 points to Manawatu’s 837. After hundreds of races, it all came down to the final relay, which Ruahine won to overtake Manawatu.
There were huge entry numbers from all houses, and school records broken by the likes of Jesse Olynsma and Paige Cutler.
With the Manawatu House Chant “ice ice ice” drowning out all others, Freyberg Community Pool was filled with about 200 swimmers. Senior students helped organise the event taking the place of time keepers and marshaling. Meanwhile House Leaders ensured everybody from their house made it to each race, and kept enthusiasm up.
Head of Ruahine House Kahui Watling was delighted with the passion and high participation levels of his house. Perhaps his delight was also because Ruahine were sitting in first place at the time.
Senior Boys Champion: Jesse Olynsma
Senior Girls Champion: Leana Reardon