21 February, 2019, By Christine O'Leary

Yesterday our first ever MIC swim team competed at the North District Swimming Carnival at Nambour Aquatic Centre and achieved some fantastic results.

Senior Phase Guide and Health and Physical Education Specialist, Natalie Carlyle, said although the team’s results far exceeded their expectations, the highlight of the day by far was how the children conducted themselves at the meet.

“Our team did our college proud,” said Natalie.

“Their attitude, behaviour and team spirit was a great representation of our college. Not only did they passionately cheer on the other teams, and each other, their sportsmanship was second to none and I was extremely proud to be there with them. In fact, I tear up just thinking about it.”

This was the college’s first foray into swimming and despite no training at all prior to the event, the six students who participated all clocked personal best times with the team placing in the top 5 of the whole district in a number of events.

“The can-do, give-it-a-try attitude of our MIC students meant that some of them were competing despite little or no preparation,” said Natalie.

“For them, it was about giving it a go and having the opportunity to try something new without fear of criticism if it didn’t go well. It is that mindset that stands our students in such good stead.”

This swimming carnival follows MIC’s recent involvement in Cross Country and Athletics district events and Natalie said she is keen to continue to provide opportunities for MIC students to take part in sport at district, regional and even state and national level if that is something students choose to do.

The MIC Whole School Rainforest Run, which will be held on 29 March, will also serve as a Cross Country Carnival for those students interesting in participating in Cross Country at the district level.

MIC students are also participating in mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, sailing, cricket, football and other sports at various times throughout the year.

Image MIC swim team
The inaugural MIC swim team
Team members were proud to wear their brand new MIC branded swim caps
Sophie Simkin giving it her all in the breaststroke
Evan Tournier swam the 50 metre freestyle in 29 seconds
And they’re off! The MIC swim team did our college proud at their first ever swim meet

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