May 13, 2022
The annual Inter-School Pines surfing day took place on Tuesday 10 May. Torrential rain and frequent wind squalls made conditions trying for both competitors and spectators. Despite the challenges our surfers competed strongly. Both TIGS Team One and Team Two gave their best in the 60 minute, six surfer heats. Working as a team they needed to balance catching waves with the ticking clock while competing against four other schools. TIGS Team One progressed through to the semi-finals but unfortunately not Team Two. The latter supported their schoolmates with great spirit. Team One cruised through the semi’s, making it into the finals. The finals saw six schools face off and TIGS achieved a commendable third place, behind Holy Spirit in second and Bulli High in first. Male surfer of the tournament was the one and only Samuel Lowe. Congratulations to all those who participated on the day.
Scarlett Ford (Year 9) and her trio have been selected to represent NSW at the Australian National titles being held on the Gold Coast 11 to 14 May.
Scarlett won the Australian Championship last year and is looking forward to this year’s competition. Acrobatic gymnastics is an expressive, dynamic and spectacular sport for women and men. Pairs or trios of gymnasts work together to perform strength, throws and catches, aerial, flexibility and stability routines.
Australian Swimming Titles
Jack Gibson (Year 7) raced in the 100m Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50 Freestyle and 400m Freestyle MC.
He won silver medals in the 100m backstroke and 50m backstroke and made the finals in all other events.
Jack said “the experience was incredible, I couldn’t believe it, going to my second nationals and racing against my idols and paralympians”.
Jaimie and Bridie De Lutiis (Year 11) also competed, achieving exceptional results in their races.
Zac Hilton (Year 9) was recently awarded state snooker champion at the NSW State Junior Championship Under 16 Event. You can read more about his incredible win here: https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/7730231/emerging-illawarra-snooker-star-zac-hilton-eyeing-his-big-break/