“It takes time to get back into the school routines after holidays”, said Teone Fava a Year 8 student at Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek. Teone’s comment was made as she discussed the College’s swimming carnival. “It’s always held very soon after we return to school after the long summer holiday”, she explained, “so it gives us a great chance to get together with our House members, students from other years and our teachers”.

Teone enjoys swimming all year round both with school and with a swimming club.  She was very successful at the Emmaus carnival in the 50metre breaststroke and butterfly. Having participated in competitive swimming for the past three years, Teone is used to regular training and dedicated to improving strokes.  “I like competing”, she said, “but my aim is to continue enjoying my swimming and keeping fit”. Matthew Aston-Brien was another successful competitor at the Emmaus event.  A Year 10 student, he was first in both 50 metre backstroke and freestyle in the Under 16 events.

“I’ve also taken part in the NSW All Schools Swimming Competitions”, he said, “and like Teone, I enjoy the challenge of competing.  Regular training is essential though, and I find it really takes a lot of self-discipline to keep it up.  I do training through all seasons and I’m sure that keeps up my fitness level”.

Matthew also plays soccer, “so with training for that, weekly games in the soccer season, swimming and school work, it really keeps me busy”.

Teone and Matthew agreed that the College supports individuals and teams to the maximum.  “We are encouraged and helped before and during events and competitions” said Matthew, “and always given awards if we have had success which inspires us to continue and gives pleasure to our parents”, concluded Teone.

 Aline Lyons



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Sharon Ellery

Sharon Ellery
Emmaus Catholic College

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