Friday 16 February, 2024
Annual School Swimming Sports
Dio's recent swimming sports event included outstanding races, plenty of house spirit, and the inclusion of new events like the Manu competition and ring hunt.

On Friday 9 February we held our annual swimming sports at the Diocesan Aquatic Centre. The day was brimming with house spirit and showcased some outstanding races, where our competitive swimmers truly shone. We also incorporated enjoyable events that allowed more students to participate in a more fun setting.

This year saw the debut of the inaugural Manu competition, with Eliza Edwards house securing victory, while Vita Yarrell-Stevenson (13RO) excelled the most in the event.

Another new event, the ring hunt, saw our house prefects competing to collect scattered dive rings across the pool, and Selwyn house emerged victorious in this exciting addition.

Our competitive swimmers delivered an impressive show with tightly contested races.

Alex Campion (13RO) was crowned the Champion of Champions in 2024. Alex not only broke her own records, but set some challenging benchmarks for the future.

Last year, she set the 100m Open Backstroke record at 1.08.12, and this year, she completed the swim in 1.05.80.

In the 100m Senior Individual Medley, Alex shaved milliseconds off her record, now standing at 1.06.11.

The Open 200m Medley witnessed an astonishing 8-second drop in the record, now standing at 2.24.17.

Alex also earned the title of Senior Champion by winning all the races she participated in.

Frankie Dodunski secured the Intermediate Division title, while Sophia Ng claimed the Junior Title. Anna Li and Sienna Webby emerged as the Year 7 & 8 champions, respectively.

Congratulations to all the participating students. We eagerly look forward to witnessing our competitive swimmers represent Dio later this year.

The complete list of place winners are:

Year 7:

  1. Anna Li
  2. Catherine Li
  3. Gabby Niccol

Year 8:

  1. Sienna Webby
  2. Rosie Karpik
  3. Grace Dearlove


  1. Sophia Ng
  2. Henrietta Yarrell-Stevenson
  3. Indie Coe and Emma Zhu (tied)


  1. Frankie Dodunski
  2. Grace Jeromson
  3. Indie Williams


  1. Alex Campion
  2. Arabella Duncan
  3. Xanthe Miller

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