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September 21, 2021

Byron Community school among the medals after return to pool

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Byron Community primary school swim team; Front (L–R)Riv, Phoebe, Eden, Sophie, Margaux, Kaeden; Middle: Georgina, Skye, Henry, Archie; Back: Elena, Olive, Josier, Oskar, Max, Joss, Sam and Leo. Photo supplied

Byron Community Primary School swimmers Skye Pockley and Josie Nagel have been invited to compete in Sydney later this month after strong performances at the North Coast Independent Schools swimming carnival held in Lismore last week.

The Byron Community primary school held its first swimming carnival for a number of years at the end of 2016, and this helped to select students to represent the school at the Lismore meet, swim team organiser Annie Roberts said.

‘It was a great day with some excellent results.

‘Many of our students are in local Byron Bay swimming squads as well as being involved in SLSC and Nippers,’ she said.

All up 18 students from eight to 12 years old represented the school, and competed against a number of other independent schools from across the north coast in Lismore.

‘It is a fantastic opportunity for these kids to represent their school and also challenge themselves against other students and work on swimming their personal best,’ Annie said.

‘Congratulations to both Skye Pockley and Josie Nagel, who came second in their races and have been invited to represent the north coast in Sydney later this month.

‘Well done also to all the BCPS swimmers who competed in the NCIS and represented the school. Great effort by all,’ she said.

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