Swimming Gunnedah will play host to its annual short course carnival on Sunday with an action-packed day planned in the pool.

Around 90 competitors from across the region and NSW will compete in the event at the indoor heated 25m complex, with racing set to be fast and furious in a wide range of events.

Gunnedah will have 40 members lining up on the blocks following some strong training during the winter months. The event follows a successful short course season so far, with personal best times and records broken at various carnivals, including the NSW Country Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park last month. The most recent short course carnival was held in Taree last weekend where brothers Cameron (9) and Aiden (6) Sills flew the flag for Gunnedah. Cameron had a cracking meet where he broke four Gunnedah club records and posted 11 personal best times from 12 races, including a 22 second improvement in the 200m breaststroke to finish second. He also collected silver in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 100m butterfly. The up and coming junior won gold in the 100m individual medley and bronze in the 50m butterfly and backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley. Cameron broke Josh Spinks’ 200m breaststroke record by nine seconds with a brilliant swim, along with his 50m breaststroke and 200m individual medley records set last year. Sills improved on his 200m freestyle time, eclipsing his own recently-set record by just over a second. Younger brother Aiden (6) had a successful meet in the junior events, coming away with three gold medals in the 25m breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle and silver in the 25m butterfly.  

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