PORT Macquarie emerged from the Country Championships in Sydney with a bag full of medals courtesy of Grace Bannon, Luke Mapstone and Sam Harris.
The talented trio led the way for a the team who finished the meet with a respectable top-10 placing.
Coach Michael Mullens was impressed with the strong performance of the team.
“It puts us in the top 10 again which we’ve been pretty regular at in the last 10 years or so,” he said.
“It brings in Newcastle, Canberra, Wollongong clubs and Central Coast so it’s a great performance.”
We're rebuilding and over the next few years we’ll continue to get stronger.Michael Mullens
As a result, Bannon, Mapstone and Harris along with Tom Berryman, Bianca Jamieson and Jess Grant will head to the national titles next month in Brisbane.
“A couple of kids picked up national times and while a few others didn’t get medals they had great swims but just missed out,” Mullens said.
“Bianca Jamieson picked up a whole heap of fourths.”
Mullens was confident in the future of the club which continues to unearth rising stars in the pool.
“Across the board we’ve got some good swimmers, we’ve been rebuilding the last couple of years and over the next few years we’ll continue to get stronger,” he said.