2022 NSW CIS Swimming Championships – SOPAC

2022 NSW CIS Swimming Championships – SOPAC

(2nd & 3rd May 2022)

Trinity Grammar School had a very strong representation at the NSW CIS Swimming Championships on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 May at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, with a total of 25 students competing in a combination of both individual and relay events across the two days of competition.

It was a meet that had everything for our team, from gold medal performances to disqualifications, swim-offs to personal bests.  Overall, the team enjoyed great success, with Trinity swimmers setting new CIS records in two events, along with two TGS School records, all whilst accumulating a total of 31 medals (10 Gold, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze).

The first event of the meet is always a highlight.  The All-Age 6 x 50m team is made up of a swimmer from each age group (17+, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12) and this year was the fastest team in our School’s history.  Lead by our team captain G. Wilczak (12Ar), our team of H. Hoang (10Ta), G. Doig (9He), J. Jeung (8He), S. Tuxford (8WH) and M. Munday (7WJ) finished in second place overall, in a new TGS School record time of 2.37.02.  This beat our previous record of 2.37.47, set only last year (2021) at the corresponding meet.

A full list of our swimmers’ results is below, although it would be remiss of me not to specifically note our NSW CIS State Gold Medal performers:

M. Munday (7WJ) competed in five individual events and one relay and managed to bag a full set of medals (1x G, 1x S, 1x B).  Munday was outstanding to secure the win the 12 years 50m Breaststroke in a personal best time (37.76).

J. Jeung (8He) at the meet was Trinity’s highest point-scorer (88 points).  Jeung enjoyed wonderful success across his massive programme of 11 events (eight individual and three relays).  He managed to claim a medal from every event in which he competed (5 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze).  Jeung’s 100m Butterfly win in the 12-14 years event (1.00.69) at the very end of a long meet was definitely an exceptional swim and announced as a new CIS Meet record (unofficial).

S. Tuxford (8WH) competed in seven individual events and three relays; he finished the meet with one gold, five silver and 3 bronze medals.  He claimed a thrilling victory in the 13 years 50m Butterfly (27.89) and was announced as a new CIS meet record holder (unofficial).   Tuxford also swam a personal best in the 100m Freestyle (57.98), narrowly missing Edward Marks’ TGS School record set in 2009.

G. Doig (9He) took part in a large programme of six individual events and three relays.  Doig was superb in claiming Gold in the 15 years 50m Butterfly (26.79).  This also made it a trifecta of back-to-back victories for Trinity in the 50m Butterfly events, following Tuxford in the 13 years and Jeung in the 14 years.  Doig also swam well for 3rd place in the joint age 15-16 years 200IM.  Although being the younger of the age groups made it a difficult task, he was determined to progress on the pathway in his favoured event.

G. Wilczak (12Ar) continued to excel following his recent National success, competing in three individual events and three relays.  Wilczak continued to dominate the middle-distance Freestyle events, with a strong victory in the 17 years and over 200m Freestyle (1.55.68).  He also surprisingly finished first in the 17 years 100m Freestyle (53.94) and will again lead our team as our Swimming Captain at the NSW All School Championships.

For some of our Year 12 swimmers, this will be the last time they don the Green Cap and represent the School.  This includes T. Rathbone (12Ke), R. Quinn (12St), D. Seo (12Du) and W. Rule (12Ar).  We thank you for your years of service and dedication.

Finally, a very special mention to J. Nam (10St).  Nam was terrific in the 15-16-year age group Breaststroke events, as he competed against the older age group and National Champions.  Nam finished 2nd in the 50m & 200m events, both in personal best times.  The 50m event was phenomenal, as he led the National Champion all the way to the wall, narrowly getting touched out yet stopping the clock in a new TGS 15 years School record time of 31.66.  This breaks the long-standing record, set all the way back in 2007 by Kenneth To (31.91).

From their stellar performances at these championships, the following 13 Trinity Grammar School students have been selected to compete at the upcoming NSW All Schools Swimming Championships at SOPAC on Friday 3rd June.

  • M. Munday (7WJ)
  • J. Kang (7We)
  • S. Tuxford (8WH)
  • J. Jeung (8He)
  • I. Kim (8Ar)
  • A. Wu (8We)
  • T. Ji (9Ta)
  • G. Doig (9He)
  • L. Vo (9WH)
  • J. Nam (10St)
  • H. Hoang (10Ta)
  • M. Chen (11Ar)
  • G. Wilczak (12Ar)

We wish them all the best as they attempt to be selected into the NSW team for the National School Sport Australia Swimming Championships being held during Term 3.

Yours in Swimming,

Benjamin Tuxford | Director of Swimming

W.Rule 12Ar & D.Seo 12Du
S.Tuxford 8WH
M.Munday 7WJ
J.Nam 10St
J.Jeung 8He
G.Wilczak 12Ar
G.Doig 9He
17 Years & Over Freestyle Relay Team
15-16 Years Medley Relay Team

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