A number of swimmers from Hastings Public School competed at the North Coast Swimming Carnival on March 7.
The group of swimmers qualified to attend the meet after doing well at their school swimming carnival and the district swimming carnival in February.
Students Tim Lawrence and Meredith Davies said they had a great time competing with students from lots of other schools.
"For me swimming is increasing my confidence at school and just generally as I really enjoy swimming with my friends and competing," Tim said.
"On the day there was a lot of stiff competition and we all did our best."
"The competition was a bit intimidating as there were lots of girls who were really tall and fast in the water but we all had a good time," Meredith said.
Kaeleb Morris and Eliana Morten both said they love getting in the water.
"For me swimming is a social thing I get to go to and see all my friends," Eliana said.
"I prefer to swim in the relay because it is part of a team so we all have to work together."
"At the carnival I saw in the 100m freestyle, and then the 50m freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and in the relay," Kaeleb said.
"It was a great day."
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