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Macquarie Yabbies host second swimming carnival of the year

The second Macquarie Yabbies swimming carnival hosted on Sunday, January 12, was a huge success.

A staggering 171 swimmers entered from 23 participating clubs across NSW and even QLD; with 1231 race entries total.

Records tumbled on the day as swimmers aged 5 - 15 from Dubbo, Mudgee, Orange, Manildra, Forbes, Parkes, Trangie, Coolah, Warren, Dunedoo, Tottenham, Nyngan, Coonamble, Bourke, Wellington and Coonabarabran battled it out in the pool.

Club President, Kerry Roberts was extremely happy with the turnout.

"The skins events were hotly contested with $1000 in prize money, as were the dash for cash events," she said.

"Congratulations to all swimmers who competed so enthusiastically".

Skins winners on the day were:

12yrs & under - Angus Ciesolka (St Hilda's Aquatics QLD) & Maddie Marks (Coonamble Swimming Club).

14yrs & under - Nate Atkinson (Mudgee Indoor Swim Club) & Bianca Fuller (Dubbo City Swimtech).

15 & over - Lachlan McCabe (Nu Swim Inc) & Sammi Atkinson (Mudgee Indoor Swim Club).

Rotary was onsite early with bacon and egg rolls followed by a barbecue lunch and their presence was hugely appreciated by swimmers and supporters alike.

Thanks also to Dubbo City Swimtech for all their technical assistance on the day.

A huge thank you to all the sponsors who supported races on the day, as well as the Yabbies member and committee team who were on-site from 6.30am until 5.30pm to put up and pack down the carnival.

Thanks also to all the volunteer timekeepers from across Western Area clubs for their assistance.

As a follow on to the club carnival the Macquarie Yabbies are one of only three clubs in NSW to be hosting the NSW Country Regional Carnival on the Australia Day Weekend over two full days.

This event will see swimmers from across the state converging on Narromine for the weekend.

All swimmers participating in the meet will have had to qualify prior to the meet so the pool is sure to light up again with high-quality swimming.