The junior swimmers led the way for the Swimming Gunnedah team as the club warmed up for its annual carnival this Saturday with a strong showing at Sunday's Tamworth City carnival.
The club took over a squad of 24 for what was the first carnival for the New England and North West area for the year, and coach John Hickey was very happy with how they performed.
"We had some very good results," Hickey said.
"The juniors really led the way for Gunnedah. They did a terrific job."
He made particular mention of Josh Spinks (7), Jacob Smith (9), Alexis Whitton (8) and Danika Jones (10).
"Those kids were outstanding and are making it exciting for the other swimmers in the club," he said.
There were also some really good performances from the club's more experienced swimmers.
Hickey was especially impressed with Andre Steele.
"His 50m freestyle was fantastic," he said.
"He raced really well."
He was just touched out but swam well in a strong field.
"He's a 13-year old boy and he broke 30 seconds for 50m in a qualifying meet at a carnival for the first time," he said.
"He went 29.38 (seconds) for the 50m freestyle which was really really good."
It was one of a number of pb's he swam throughout the day, including a six second pb to win his 200m freestyle.
"That was an outstanding race and I really enjoyed cheering him on in that," Hickey said.
Brodie Coombes also did a 5.63 second pb in his 100m breaststroke.