Personal best fest for North Coast swimmers
A RECORD number of junior swimmers competed in the Swimming New South Wales (SNSW) State Championships at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush over the weekend.
Swimming North Coast (SNC), represented by 17 Under 10 to Under 12 swimmers from eight of the region's clubs, contested 37 events and four relays over the tough, two day competition.
Up to 80 swimmers competed in events, with Riley Andrews, 10, from the Coffs Harbour club and Nathan Smith, 11, from the Port Macquarie club, highlighting a successful state carnival for the region, with 17 personal bests set across the competition.
In the 10-and-under 100m butterfly, Andrews set a huge personal best of 3.5 seconds, when he hit the wall in a time of 1.19.56.
Smith also demolished his personal best, stripping seven seconds off his previous mark in the 11-and-under 200m freestyle to finish in a time of 2.24.63.
Kingscliff swimmer Bohdi Welsh, 10, had a strong carnival, finishing 26th in the 100m butterfly (1.23.84), 38th in the 100m freestyle (1.13.26 PB) and 19th in the 50m freestyle (34.50).