SWIMMING Gunnedah hosted a very successful carnival at the renewed war memorial complex on Saturday with the new FINA-approved infinity pool receiving high praise from competitors and visiting clubs.
With eight lanes in action, the meeting ran smoothly.
Entries for the carnival were strong with 162 swimmers – 103 women and 59 men - from all over the region taking to the water.
New pool records were set in every race, with the old pool records archived for posterity.
The local club bagged a total of 23 gold, 28 silver and 22 bronze medals with improved times across all strokes.
Swimming Gunnedah coach John Hickey was “more than happy” with his squad’s efforts.
“It was a great overall result,” he said.
“The club is building and the committee has done a great job to stage this carnival – the parents are very supportive of the direction we are taking and it is showing in the results.
“Next year will be even bigger and we will have records to chase over the next 12 months.”
Hickey said a number of the host club’s swimmers recorded state and country qualifying times but everyone had achieved at least one personal-best time.