A staggering amount of records have tumbled at the 2021 Gunnedah Swimming Carnival.
The event was held over Saturday and Sunday with over 60 pool records being broken.
Despite the rain, Swimming Gunnedah managed to get through all the events to kick off the summer carnival season in the New England North West area.
"It was really good, even though we had that weather," Swimming Gunnedah secretary Brian Coombs said.
"It went really well, kids swam well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We didn't receive any negative feedback."
Coombs said Tamworth City's Amelia Simm, Swimming Gunnedah's Jacob Smith and Wee Waa's Harrison Bennett were three standout swimmers at the carnival but also noted that across the board there was fast times swum.
"There was a lot of personal bests over the weekend and 63 pool records were broken by various clubs," he said.
Some of the swimmers had the chance to experience a bit of swimming under lights for the first time as well on the Saturday.
It was something Coombs, and a lot of other swimmers, would love to happen more often at the Gunnedah pool.
"We didn't finish until half past eight so there was an hour and a half under lights," Coombs said.
"I got a fair bit of feedback on that, too, from older people who used to swim under lights.
"They remember finishing working going to the pool and staying there until 9 or 10 and how amazing that was."
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