Seven straight for St Hilda's

Seven straight for St Hilda's

Sunday 1 April

Our IGSSA Swimming Team won its seventh consecutive title earlier in March

St Hilda's made history at the recent Independent Girls’ Schools’ Sports Association (IGSSA) Swimming Carnival, taking our seventh consecutive win against other girls’ schools at HBF Stadium.

Our School has won the coveted Boans Trophy the most times out of any IGSSA school (13), and now has the equalled the amount of consecutive wins with PLC (1977-1983) and St Mary’s (1984-1990).

“As Host School for the evening, we were pleased with the outcome as Champion School in 2018,” Mrs Kiepe said.

“Hearty congratulations are extended to each school’s swimmers, coaches, teachers and parents for their commitment, dedication and sheer hard work of training in the early morning training sessions.

“Without the effort invested by all swimmers and their support teams, we would not be able to enjoy the thrill of the annual swimming event.”

The ‘golden era’ began in 2012, when St Hilda’s won the title back from Iona College. Our reign has continued over the past seven years, with St Hilda's dominating across the board to win four of the six year group pennants at this year’s carnival.

The Junior School also swam its way into the record books, winning the Champion School title for the first time at the recent Junior Independent Girls’ Schools’ Sports Association (JIGSSA) Swimming Carnival.

Ms Emme Wild, Head of Sport, said she was proud to see St Hilda’s growing from strength to strength in the pool.

“This is due to hard work of the swimming coaches, PE staff, parents and girls, and I thank them for their ongoing support,” Ms Wild said.