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Primary Physical Education: 

Aquathlon 2010

Published Wednesday, September 29, 2010.
Last updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Aquathlon 2010

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” Angus Fotheringham 5W













It only seems like yesterday we were donning our swimming costumes and running trainers for the 2009 Aquathlon, how time flies at Patana School!  2010 has certainly not disappointed us  as the aquathlon was as ‘keenly’ participated as ever with Patana students rising to the occasion and doing an amazing job in what can be a gruelling challenge.  The Aquathlon is one of my favourite events of the year as everyone gets an opportunity to set themselves a personal challenge and get involved.  A special well done to our year 3 students who participated in the event for the first time.

The aquathlon consists of two sections, a distance swim followed by a run.  For this students work in pairs, whilst one is competing their partner helps them by recording distances, cheering them on and helping them change from their swimming kit to their running kit.  It’s always great to see how much help and encouragement the students give each other.

For the majority of the students the emphasis of the event is on enjoyment and participation, however things are a little bit more serious in years 5 and 6 as students are given the option to enter the competitive aquathlon which takes place in the 50m pool.  Students are given an overall time for the event which means that there is always a very different atmosphere at the poolside as they discuss tactics and the best ways to improve their times.

Everyone did a fantastic job on the day however a special mention goes out to the following students;

YEARS 5 and 6

YEARS 3 and 4

Joshua Martin 6G Great effort

Julie Matula 4H Great butterfly swimming

Jake Mills 6G Achieving his personal Goals

Scout Hekkelman 4W Great run

Mook Owlarn 6H Great swim

Robbie McTavish  4H Great effort

Aeneas Compernol 6B Great effort

Floris Swinckels  4W Great effort

Ja Ja Rittida 6G Great effort

David Chiangpraddit 4G Great effort

Sammy Wright 6E Great running with Ethan

Premika Ilyas  3B Great swim

Ethan Abai Haddon 6G Great running

Joseph  Frost 3R Great underwater swim

Madeline Seely-Hacker 6H Great swim

Omkar Thampy  3R Great effort

Erin Arnold 6B Great effort

Arayman Bhatnagar  3R Great effort

Armaan Latif 6B Great effort

Ansh Shah 3K Great Running

Laura Worthington 6P Great sprint finish

Augusto Burkert 3C Great support

Gabby Leger 6P Great transition phase

Felix Teigen 3S Good effort

Angus Fotheringham     5W Great support

Hayley Aitchison 3P Good swim

David Campbell 5W Great effort

Arin Smutharaks 3C Good effort

Dillon Rajakarier 5M Great effort in the pool


Shirley Losmithgul 5J Great effort


Anil Dharmaseri 5B Achieving his personal challenge


 The Aquathlon isn’t just an event for the students, it’s also an opportunity for staff and parents to get involved and see if they can keep up.  As always we had plenty of volunteers so well done to all those that gave it a go!  Don’t worry if you missed out this year, before you know it the 2011 Aquathlon will be here so start training now.

Remember to keep an eye on the notice board as the competitive times will be posted soon!

Well done everyone,

Chris Meller                                                                                 

Primary Physical Education Department

For more pictures click here:

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

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