SPLASH: Gympie swimmers Emily Schooth and Georgie Bunn are ready for the 40th Gold Rush swimming carnival.
SPLASH: Gympie swimmers Emily Schooth and Georgie Bunn are ready for the 40th Gold Rush swimming carnival. Craig Warhurst

Gympie hosts 40th anniversary Gold Rush swimming carnival

YOUNG Gympie swimmer Georgie Bunn will be competing in her first ever Gold Rush Sprint Swimming Carnival today on the 40th anniversary of the event.

The Gympie Gold Fins Swimming Club will host the 40th anniversary of the carnival at the Gympie Memorial Pool.

This will not only be Bunn's first ever Gold Rush carnival but will also be her first ever club swimming meet.

The 11-year-old One Mile Primary School student only began swimming this year after winning all the events in her age group at school earlier this year.

The Gold Fins club member said she is excited to compete in the carnival because she likes racing and will be hoping for a personal best today.

As her teeth chattered after hopping out of the heated pool at training on Thursday, Bunn said she was hoping for clear skies and warmer weather today. The Bureau was predicting a partly cloudy day and a maximum of 26.

This may be the last time the annual carnival will be held in the Memorial Pool with the new aquatic centre being built.

About 200 athletes aged 9-17 from 28 clubs will travel from across Queensland to compete, as well as 30 Gympie swimmers competing.

Gympie Times


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