Knox swimmers retain CAS Swimming Shield


The Knox Grammar School Swimming Team has won the Associated Schools of NSW (CAS) Swimming Championship for the third consecutive year. It was a nail biting finish with the event going down to the final relay of the night.  

The Knox Swim Team of approximately 100 students broke five CAS records at the competition at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre last Thursday, in front of a packed crowd of more than 1,000 Knox students, parents and staff. 

The Knox 14 years 200 metre freestyle relay team of Benji Allen, Tane Bidois, Kai Lilienthal and Charlie Anderson broke the CAS championship record with a time of 1 minute 45.91 seconds. 

The Knox 17 years 200 metre medley relay team of Josh Johnson, Toby Peknice, Oscar Wang and Dylan Zhang broke the competition record with a time of 1 minute 49.69 seconds.

Records were also broken by Tane Bidois (14 years 50m backstroke), Tyson Bujak-Upton (17 years 200m freestyle) and Joseph Hamson (16 years 100m freestyle).

Knox won 39 of the 73 events at the competition. The overall winner of the points competition was Knox (547 points), with Trinity Grammar finishing second (543). The Knox Diving Team finished third overall. 

This is the 32nd time Knox Grammar School has won the CAS trophy since first winning the competition in 1933.