Three in a row for Yarranyacka students

Yarranyacka defended their 2016 and 2017 titles in the pool by winning their third straight Tumby Bay Area School swimming carnival, at the Cummins Pool on Friday, February 23.

Yarranyacka’s depth of swimmers in sub junior and junior age groups, particularly in the medley and freestyle relays, gave them the advantage over the improved Pintaboo and the consistent Meringa teams.

The novelty events once again proved to be popular amongst spectators and participants across all age groups including the peg scramble, tube races, rescue relay and surfboard paddle.

Yarranyacka’s strong team effort enabled them to also win the novelty shield from Pintaboo and Meringa.

Three records were broken on the day with Mardi Masson smashing the junior girls freestyle and backstroke records. The Yarranyacka junior girls relay team of Mardi Masson, Leah Korczynski, Katelyn Rynne and Caitlin Jefferson broke the medley relay record.

Well done to the students who outclassed the fast finishing parent and staff teams in the staff/students/parent 4x25m medley relay to conclude the carnival.

The school thanked the Cummins Swimming Pool for the use of their facility and canteen and the many parents, volunteers, staff and students for making it such a successful event.

Individual winners

Sub junior boys: 1st Henry Challinger, 2nd Archer Trezise, 3rd Harry Lebrun

Sub junior girls: 1st Sadie Curtis, 2nd Tayla Coad, 3rd Adler Larwood

Junior boys: 1st William Bawden, 2 nd Harvey Masson, 3 rd William Turner

Junior girls: 1st Mardi Masson, 2nd Leah Korczynski/Paige Dillon, 3rd Siann Cross

Inter boys: 1st Chad Beinke, 2nd Charlie Richardson, 3rd Elijah Foster

Inter girls: 1st Taylah Isaac, 2nd Olivia Turner/Mia Challinger, 3rd Ella Rodda

Senior boys: 1st Tom McDonald, 2nd Jack McDonald, 3rd Jackson Murphy

Senior girls: 1st Mardi Masson, 2nd Katrina Van Der Lans, 3rd Rachel Berryman


Junior girls 25m freestyle: Mardi Masson 15.65s (old record: Brooklyn Hunt 15.84s 2017)

Junior girls 25m backstroke: Mardi Masson 19.19s (old record: Brooklyn Hunt 20.54s 2017)

Junior girls medley relay: Yarranyacka 1m.30.10s (old record: Yarranyacka 1m30.91s 2017)

Pictured are: Back: Ethan Trenberth, Brodie Higgins, Brody Stratford, Dylan Rynne, Brooke Stratford, Callan Rodda, Mitchell Higgins, Jack McDonald, Ryan White, Katrina Van Der Lans, Tom McDonald, Leah Korczynski, Georgia Solly, Elijah Foster, Bailey Couper; middle: Ella Rodda, Mia Challinger, Mardi Masson, Maisie Curtis, Sasha Povey, Henry Challinger, Katelyn Rynne, Drae Bamford, Lucas Arnsby, Sadie Curtis, Elke Allen, Charli Solly, Caitlin Jefferson, Matilda Arnsby; front: Macy Foster, Harvey Masson, Hudson Franks, Ned Prosser, Desi Franks, Courtney Bowyer, Alby McDonald, Rylan Jefferson.