Kingaroy swimmers set for home town carnival
A HOME crowd will rally around Kingaroy swimmers this weekend at the club's biggest day of the year.
Up to 190 competitors from across Queensland will dive into Kingaroy pool on Saturday racing for personal best times and a chance to swim at the Queensland championships.
Kingaroy club swimmer Sarah Adcock is looking forward to the carnival after competing there for the first time in 2018.
"All the other swimmers were very good and I was nervous because that was the biggest carnival I have ever been to,” she said.
"What I liked about the carnival is that you were there with all your friends and swimming at your own carnival makes you feel more comfortable.
"I am looking forward to being there with all my friends and racing other people I haven't met before.”
Club president Russell Schloss said the club was proud to hold the carnival each year.
"It has been going for a long time here and my goal is to make sure we continue it on in the future and we can build the club again and it will grow,” he said.
"The beauty of this carnival is that clubs want to come here and it is there chance to come to the country.”
New Kingaroy coach Terry Dunn is excited to see what the kids can achieve at their home carnival.
"We are trying to get a couple of them to nationals and Wide Bay and school swimming is coming up so they are all at different levels but going well,” she said.