360 Scully Park swim club is getting ready to host over 200 competitors from across the region this weekend when they hold their annual swimming carnival at the South and West Tamworth Memorial Swimming Pool on Sunday.
Eighteen clubs will be in Tamworth to compete, with representatives from Armidale, Bingara, Denman, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Inverell, Kootingal, Manilla, Moree, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Quirindi, Scone, Tamworth City, Wee Waa, Narrabri and Werris Creek in attendance.
Adults and children will competing in a total of 37 of events, with competitors ranging in age from seven through to 40 years.
This year the stakes are high with event sponsor Inland Technology contributing $2,400 towards the popular 50m Dash for Cash races. There will be plenty of opportunities for swimmers to win their share of the cash with races across all four strokes – freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke.
360 Scully Park Coach, Simon Andren said the squad has been training well and is looking forward to the event.
“The kids have been training extremely well and doing everything that has been asked of them,” he said. “I’ve been really impressed with the level of commitment and dedication they have been showing this season. They are focused and looking forward to competing.
“The state championships in Sydney are just a few weeks away and competing in this regional carnival will be a great lead-up to that event.”