Carnival makes Waves

Swimmers from across the region and further afield converged on Tamworth City Swimming Club’s annual carnival. The carnival drew a record number of swimmers with over 300 swimmers taking to the water.

Go for it: Rueben Shepherd from Manilla  puts in 110 per cent. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA152

Go for it: Rueben Shepherd from Manilla puts in 110 per cent. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA152

Scully Park's Shaynelle Mangan was among the legion of swimmers in action. Photo: Peter Hardin

Scully Park's Shaynelle Mangan was among the legion of swimmers in action. Photo: Peter Hardin

Reaching for the sky: Armidale's Bethany Council displays her backstroke technique. Photo: Peter Hardin

Reaching for the sky: Armidale's Bethany Council displays her backstroke technique. Photo: Peter Hardin

Off and racing: Shaynelle Mangan from Scully Park. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA344

Off and racing: Shaynelle Mangan from Scully Park. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA344

In the swim: Olivia Turnbull from Tamworth. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA194

In the swim: Olivia Turnbull from Tamworth. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA194

Powering through: Tamworth swimmer Will George impressed. Photo: Peter Hardin

Powering through: Tamworth swimmer Will George impressed. Photo: Peter Hardin

Water lily: Scone's Isabella Herderson competes during the Tamworth City Swimming Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin

Water lily: Scone's Isabella Herderson competes during the Tamworth City Swimming Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin

Backstroke: Molly Michelle-Smith from Narrabri. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA024

Backstroke: Molly Michelle-Smith from Narrabri. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA024

Cooling down: Hed Hagon from Manilla. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA116

Cooling down: Hed Hagon from Manilla. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA116

Hot competition: Tamworth City Swimming Carnival Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA355

Hot competition: Tamworth City Swimming Carnival Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA355

Beating the heat: Swimmers from across the region made a splash at the Tamworth City Meet.

Beating the heat: Swimmers from across the region made a splash at the Tamworth City Meet.

Spectator sport: Spectators line the side of the pool for the Tamworth City Swimming Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA236

Spectator sport: Spectators line the side of the pool for the Tamworth City Swimming Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA236

Getting ready: Swimmers prepare for their event. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA186

Getting ready: Swimmers prepare for their event. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA186

Diving in: Mikaela Short from Tamworth at the City Swimming Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA395

Diving in: Mikaela Short from Tamworth at the City Swimming Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA395

And they're off: Competitors dive into the deep end at the Tamworth City Swimming Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA180

And they're off: Competitors dive into the deep end at the Tamworth City Swimming Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin 080117PHA180