St Patrick's College has continued its statewide dominance in the pool, winning eight of the nine shields on offer at the Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools swimming carnival in Hobart.
Having won six of seven shields at the NSATIS carnival early last month to make it 32 from 35 in the past five years, the Prospect-based school narrowly missed out on a first-ever statewide clean sweep as Scotch Oakburn took out the girls' senior shield.
St Patrick's also won eight out of the ten relays on offer with Blake Stretton, Mia Baldock and Jade Nichols all starring, while under-16 duo Jonte Adams and Samuel Cullen both set new college records.
Adams broke the freestyle benchmark with a time of 25.80, while Cullen broke the 100m equivalent by posting 56.20.
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St Patrick's swimming co-ordinator Tony Cullen praised his swimmers for their dedication and spirit on the day.
"2019 was the first time that any college has won eight or more shields outright at SATIS and I doubt it will ever happen again," Cullen said.
"In 2017 we won seven outright and shared another and at the time we thought that was exceptional, but the performance this year - wow.
"This is a very special achievement and one the college is very proud of."
Cullen said the school had a strong history of swimming, and was keeping a close eye on old collegians Ariane Titmus and Morgen Hawkins at the Australian championships in South Australia.
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