Captains' Corner | Jack French
Last week, we witnessed the Terrace GPS Swim Team achieve their best result in 16 years! A podium finish was the goal for the squad and they did just that, finishing in 3rd place. I was a proud member of this incredible team, led by Captain Lachlan Hilleary and Vice Captains Tate Connors and Magnus Paust-Porter, and we put everything on the line for the Red and Black last Friday. I want to thank the boys in Years 10, 11 and 12 who travelled to Chandler to support and get behind the Terrace swimmers; the atmosphere you created was electric and very much appreciated by all the swimmers. Terrace delivered eight first-place swims during the Championships; Ike Martinez,with three individual wins, as well as Isaac Wilson, Jack Moore, Ethan Dent, Max Ford and the U16 6 x 50m freestyle relay team. Although swimming can seem like an individual sport, it really is a team sport. Every Terrace swimmer competed for the team. Some boys swam up an age group, others swam in an event that wasn’t necessarily their preferred, however they did it because it was the best thing for the team. This is the culture that Terrace swimming has developed and nurtured, and I believe there is an important message everyone can take away from this. It’s the selflessness involved and the idea of doing what is best for the team - not just in sport, but in life. I challenge you to get out of your comfort zone and do something you might not necessarily want to do, but do it because you know it is the right thing to do. Take A Step.