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New ACC record just reward for dedicated teammatesPosted in General School News on Monday, 27 March, 2017

Mandurah Catholic College’s Inter-School Swim Squad dedicated its 2017 competitive season to a teammate seriously injured earlier this year – and their inspiring display of teamsmanship was rewarded with a new ACC record!

Year 8 student, Ben Riebeseel received serious neck injuries at a private swimming training session and his teammates were unanimous in their decision to dedicate this year’s Associated and Catholic Colleges championships to him as a show of support and encouragement.

Ben (pictured left) was present at the annual Team Breakfast, held  after the final training session, and fellow swimmers were delighted to hear he will make a full recovery. Ben was presented with a College swim cap as a keepsake and acknowledged with a rousing round of applause and the pledge to “Swim for Ben 2017”.

As Ben watched poolside last Tuesday, the MCC swimmers put in an impressive performance, finishing fourth in the B Division of the ACC Championships. The highlight of the swim meet was the Senior Girls’ relay team (Sophie Vergone, Jasmine Allan, Megan Larmour and Keeley Hughes) smashing the record for the 4 x 50m relay, finishing in 1.58.9. It was one of only two records broken at the carnival.

Several MCC swimmers finished in their age category’s top four; full results will be posted on the College website’s Sports Newsfeed soon.