End of an Era for the SPC Pool Carnival

March 27, 2014

The finest athletes at Shenton Park Campus (SPC) congregated to participate in the SPC Pool Carnival, celebrating the End of an Era at Shenton Park.

On Friday 21 March 2014, six well-attired teams, a cheer squad and a number of spectators bid farewell to the longstanding tradition at SPC. “The pool carnival is a much loved tradition at Shenton Park for employees, patients and their families,” said pool party organiser, Senior Physiotherapist Gia Di Marco.

The festivities kicked off with the hotly contested best dressed competition, won by the thrilling Physio-Terrorist Zombies from physiotherapy. A proud and patriotic crowd then gathered around the hydrotherapy pool for the opening ceremony and torch relay before Deputy Executive Director, Alex Smith declared the final SPC pool carnival ‘officially open’.

Teams showcased their athletic prowess, competing in a number of aquatic events including the dragon relay race, war boats, doggy paddle dress-up, carrying the cups and the highly competitive synchronised swimming competition.

After four events, athletes and spectators were on the edge of their seat, eager to find out the results of the competition. A well fought battle by all, the Physio-Terrorists were triumphant in their quest for aquatic supremacy at SPC.

Despite participating in the competition for a number of years, 2014 was the first time  the physiotherapy department had taken out the coveted trophy.

Meanwhile, the Baywatch Babes weren’t far behind, taking home the silver medal for Ward 2. In third place were reigning champions, the Outstanding Otters, who delivered a memorable rendition of Single Ladies to secure the bronze. Despite a courageous effort, the Bits n Bobs took home the wooden spoon for allied health.

“The competition was fierce this year,” says Gia, crediting all teams for their enthusiasm and sportsmanship. “Everyone who participated should feel a sense of achievement and pride for being involved in such a great event”.

“It was a fantastic event, and a true testament to the strong sense of community spirit at SPC,” Gia said. “congratulations and thank you to all athletes, spectators, judges and adjudicators for your involvement. Definitely a 10/10.”