Swimmers bring home medals and cash

Cobar swimmers at the Nyngan Swimming Carnival in Nyngan on Sunday: Jacob, Byron and Noah Lynch, Jair and Jarred Apaza, Raymond Jones, Makaila Gordon and Milla Davey. Photo contributed

A contingent of eight junior swimmers from the Cobar Swimming Club were a part of the big group of 160 competitors at the Nyngan Swimming Carnival on Sunday.

The Cobar group had a good day in the pool and returned home with a swag of medals and a heap of cash prizes.

Raymond Jones had a big program of events competing in 15 races in the 12 years, 11-12 years and Open events.

Raymond had podium finishes in 14 of his 15 events, broke two records and finished the day with 14 new PBs (personal best performances).

He won his four Open events (400m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke and 200m Breaststroke), finished second in five events and also had five third placings.

Competing in the Girls 6 Years and Under age group, Milla Davey won her 25m Freestyle and Butterfly events, was second in her 25m Backstroke and finished third in her 25m Breaststroke swim.

Jarred Apaza showed a big improvement competing in the 8 Years and Under Boys division.

Jarred finished second in his 50m Butterfly event and placed 4th in both his 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke events and recorded a PB in his Backstroke swim.

Big brother Jair Apaza had a busy carnival competing in eight events in the 9 Years Boys and Open categories.

Jair missed out on the top places with his best result a 4th place in the Open 100m Freestyle swim.

In the 6 Years and Under Boys division Jacob Lynch finished with three 3rd places from his three 25m events: Butterfly, Breaststroke and Butterfly.

Byron Lynch had five swims competing in the 10 Years Boys, 9-10 Years and Open events. His best result was a 4th place in his 50m Butterfly race.

The eldest of the three Lynch brothers, Noah,   was in and out of the pool all day competing in nine events in the 11 Years, 11-12 Years and Open Boys events.

He was unlucky not to finish in the top three but finished with three 4th places in is 11 years 50m Breaststroke and Backstroke events and the Open 200m Backstroke swim.

Makaila Gordon competed in 10 events in the Open and 14 Years and Over Girls events.

She recorded PBs in her Open 200m Backstroke swim (and finished second) and her 14 Years and Over 50m Breaststroke event.