St Mary’s senior relay team Ben Fischer, Caitlin Skaines, Luke Hauff and Cameron Watt won the freestyle relay
St Mary’s senior relay team Ben Fischer, Caitlin Skaines, Luke Hauff and Cameron Watt won the freestyle relay Contributed

St Mary’s swim to Chandler win

THEY headed to Brisbane to swim against the best of the best at primary school level and came home with pennants and finals experience.

St Mary's students from Warwick competed in the annual Queensland Primary School Invitation Relay Carnival at Chandler.

The senior team of Ben Fischer, Caitlin Skaines, Luke Hauff and Cameron Watt won the final of the freestyle relay and was third in the medley relay.

Samantha Joyce, Bailey Rutledge, Chris Watt and Abigail Skaines were part of the St Mary's junior team which made finals in freestyle and medley relays.

The St Mary's teams competed in the mixed relay and had to qualify for the finals in two heats.

There were four heats in the boys and girls relays.

St Mary's deputy principal Anne Standing said the school had competed for the past six years in the relay carnival.

"It gives our swimmers experience in competing against students from many Brisbane schools," she said.

"It is not just about winning but the experience at a world-class facility which was used for the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

"The parents were excited to be at such a famous venue.

"Millie Hauff swam in past relay teams for St Mary's and was coach of our teams this year now she is at Assumption College."



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