Ballarat Clarendon College’s division one and two crews made history at the recent Head of the Lake, winning both the boys’ and girls’ Head of the Lake titles.
It is the first time since 1981 that both the division one boys and girls crews have won the titles in the same year, and the first time that all four division one and two crews won their races in the same year.
Their success is more than just a win for their crews, but something that the entire Clarendon rowing and wider community can celebrate and be proud of.
It was also a particularly special year for the Tippett and Dwyer families. Siblings, Chloe Tippett (Y12) and James Tippett (Y9), coxed the division one girls and boys crews respectively, while Lily Dwyer (Y12), followed in the footsteps of her father and Old Collegian, Luke Dwyer (1998), who rowed in the winning boys division one crew in 1998.
In every endeavor, students at Clarendon strive to do their very best. Whether it be in the rowing boat, on the stage or in the classroom, we are proud of what our students can achieve when they put their mind to it.
Congratulations to all of the students, families, coaches and volunteers involved in the rowing program. We look forward to following your journey through the remainder of the 2023 rowing season.