READY TO RACE: Sam Crawford set to dive in at the Kingaroy swimming carnival.
READY TO RACE: Sam Crawford set to dive in at the Kingaroy swimming carnival. Claudia Williams

Swimmers make a splash

SWIMMING: For twins Scott and James Salmon diving into the pool is an opportunity to swim their favourite strokes and showcase their competitiveness.

The Year 5 Taabinga State School students were two of a large contingent of South Burnett swimmers who took part in Kingaroy Swimming Club's annual carnival on Saturday.

Clubs from throughout Queensland attended the carnival with hundreds of kids competing for personal bests.

President of Kingaroy Swimming Club, Krysty Connelly said it was a great chance for South Burnett swimmers to test themselves.

"Most Kingaroy swimmers achieved PB's and some got medals but the highlight was the PB's and racing against a large number of swimmers from the Wide Bay area,” she said.

It was the forth Kingaroy carnival for the Salmon brothers who train three times a week at the pool and take part in swim club.

Butterfly is Scott's favourite stroke.

"Even though I get puffed really easy I like to do the kicks,” he said.

"If I get a PB I will be glad because it is the other kids that made me get there.”

In his first event of the day, freestyle, James swam an eight second personal best over 50 metres and was spurred on by the other kids in front of him in the race.

Although, his favourite and best event is backstroke.

Their mum, Ginny, supports their efforts and believes swimming is a crucial skill.

"You can never be too good a swimmer, no matter what,” she said.