School?s swimmers make impressive carnival splash
By Tony White
YAMBA Public School made a huge splash at the annual Northern Rivers Swimming Carnival on Wednesday.
The 21-strong Yamba swim team took to the new mulit-million dollar Memorial Pool in Lismore like ducks to water winning an incredible 21 of 38 events and five second's, two third's and two fourth's.
Against rival schools from Lismore, Casino, Kyogle and the Lower Clarence, Yamba's team dominance of the carnival was clearly evident in the relay events.
Students from Yamba won three of the four relay races and were beaten by centimetres in the senior boys. Yamba was also the only school on the day to set new age records.
There were some outstanding individual performances - eight-year-old Madeleine Smith and Rory Brown winning the Junior Championships and Jesse-Clare Beresford winning the 11-years championship and Daniel Connors the 12-years championship.
The team's great performances saw 20 students qualify for the upcoming North Coast Carnival.
Yamba Public School's Sports coach Ian Clifford said it was an outstanding effort by the entire squad.