The Walford Swimming Carnival was held at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Marion on Friday 24 February this year which saw temperatures rise outside to 41 degrees and once again, close competition between Houses.

The winners of the Barham Black Trophy for 2023 was Prince Rayner with 2001 points, 2nd was Gordon with 1756 points, 3rd was Murray with 1489 points, 4th was Fletcher with 1433 points and 5th was Cleland with 1423 points.

Individually, Emily Estcourt-Hughes dominated the day winning her events but also receiving the Beadnall Cup for Backstroke, Luker Cup for Butterfly, Championship 50m Freestyle, and Ware Invitational for 200m Freestyle. This year saw Shevonne Seet win the Smith Cup for Breaststroke.

A very big thank you extends to our outgoing Swimming Captain, Sadie Proctor, for all her help during the year as well as the assistance from our House Captains from Murray – Maisie Laird, Amelia Trengove and Edwina Lees, Gordon – Phoebe Loudon and Sofia Meyer, Prince Rayner – Charlotte Newman and Scarlett Papps-Burford, Fletcher – Evie Fragos and Elsie Schapel and Cleland – Mimi Bridgman and Scarlett Minney.


Jamie Bahnisch
Head of Sport and Coaching