They may not be competing until Friday, but to the staff, parents, fellow students and volunteers at Bungwahl Public School, Xannah Harrison, Rani Meier, Emily Doyle, Carda Stack and Samuel Smith are already winners.
The four members of the school swimming relay team (with Samuel as reserve) have made it to the NSW Primary School Sports Association (PSSA) State Swimming Championships, which will be held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on April 12.
It is only the second time in the small rural school's history that they've had swimmers qualify for the state championships.
Building on their success at the Manning Valley Small Schools Swimming Carnival, which saw Bungwahl named overall winner for the fifth consecutive year, the team travelled to the regional carnival and was again successful in the PP5 relay, qualifying for the state championships.
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School principal Dianne Farley said the success of the school's swimmers shouldn't come as a surprise considering they live between two lakes and close to many of the state's most beautiful beaches.
The students have been working hard in the lead-up to the event, travelling in to the Great Lakes Aquatic Centre three times a week to train with YMCA swimming coach Adel Gregory.
According to Ms Farley, they've also had another strong mentor helping to prepare them for the race in Bev Bramble.
Grandmother to Carda, Mrs Bramble has been a motivating force in swimming at Bungwahl Public since her own children were students there over 30 years ago.
She has been sharing the responsibility of driving the students into Forster to train each week and has also attended all of their carnivals so far, making sure they're bonding well as a team and confident in themselves.
"You just like to see them have the same opportunities as everyone else," she said.
She'll travel with the team down to Sydney for the state carnival and admitted that no matter what happens, they're already winners in Bungwahl's eyes.
Ms Farley said Mrs Bramble is a wonderful example of the contribution volunteers make to the Bungwahl community.
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