It was a swim meet that the Bathurst Swim Club hadn't originally targeted, but Saturday's Mountains and Plains Swimming meeting at Mudgee was a resounding success.
The Bathurst club took 42 swimmers, out-representing all other clubs at the meeting, even beating the numbers of host club Mudgee.
And while Bathurst had the numbers, they still had to back it up in the pool and they did exactly that, with a combined total of 21 first places, 25 second places and 24 third places for a total of 70 placings.
Nine records were also broken by Bathurst swimmers, with club coach Josh Stapley labelling the meeting as a resounding success.
"The one in Mudgee, we hadn't originally targeted this as a main event," he said.
"We tend to target one per month and we were meant to be heading to Cowra on the weekend just gone. They had to cancel their event, so we had a mad dash in the club to get our entries transferred through into Mudgee before they filled up.
I couldn't have been more happier with how the day went.Josh Stapley
"That's probably what made it better, to get so many numbers there because of the last minute decision to go to Mudgee."
Stapley said he was pleased with the effort from his Bathurst Swim Club squad in the Mudgee pool.
"You always like to go there with some good numbers, but getting some good results is great, especially in a pool they're not familiar with and in some quite hot conditions. I was really happy with the effort," he said.
"We broke nine records as well between all our swimmers, which was an absolute coupe of a swim for us, to roll in and clean up so many podium positions and shatter some records.
"I couldn't have been more happier with how the day went."
Other clubs that attended the meeting outside of Bathurst and Mudgee included others from the Central West such as Orange and Coonamble and the Dubbo clubs: Orana Aquatic Swimming Club and Dubbo City Swimming Club.
- Boys 13-year-old 50 metre breaststroke: Caleb Cashman
- Boys 15-year-old and over 50 metre breaststroke: Tyler Johnson
- Girls 13-year-old 50 metre breaststroke: Sienna Whalan
- Boys 13-14-year-old 100 metre breaststroke: Caleb Cashman
- Boys 12-year-old and under 200 metre freestyle: Jack Mulligan
- Boys 11-year-old 50 metre freestyle: Oliver Hamer
- Boys 11-year-old 50 metre backstroke - Oliver Hamer
- Boys 11-12-year-old 100 metre freestyle: Jack Mulligan
- Girls eight-year-old and under 50 metre backstroke: Lyndall Peychers