Gallery: NSW RSL Youth Council State Swimming Championships

BRAVING THE ELEMENTS: Muswellbrook Amateur RSL Youth Swimming Club members Joseph Hamson, 9, and Maddi Hamson, 15, before the start of the competition.
BRAVING THE ELEMENTS: Muswellbrook Amateur RSL Youth Swimming Club members Joseph Hamson, 9, and Maddi Hamson, 15, before the start of the competition.
WELCOME PARTY: Muswellbrook Shire councillor Graeme McNeill and Upper Hunter MP George Souris spoke to the swimmers before the start of the day’s program.

WELCOME PARTY: Muswellbrook Shire councillor Graeme McNeill and Upper Hunter MP George Souris spoke to the swimmers before the start of the day’s program.

FOLLOW OUR LEAD: Muswellbrook duo Jackie Lockhart and John Langley recite the RSL Youth Club Code of Ethics on Saturday.

FOLLOW OUR LEAD: Muswellbrook duo Jackie Lockhart and John Langley recite the RSL Youth Club Code of Ethics on Saturday.

WELL-RESPECTED: Muswellbrook RSL Sub-branch president Greg Cole responds on behalf of the RSL Youth Council at Saturday’s official opening.

WELL-RESPECTED: Muswellbrook RSL Sub-branch president Greg Cole responds on behalf of the RSL Youth Council at Saturday’s official opening.

ON YOUR MARKS: The eight years and under freestyle heats kick-started competition at the NSW RSL Youth Council State Swimming Championships.

ON YOUR MARKS: The eight years and under freestyle heats kick-started competition at the NSW RSL Youth Council State Swimming Championships.

OFF AND RACING: Muswellbrook Amateur RSL Youth Swimming Club member Meg Southcombe dives into the action at the Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre on Saturday.

OFF AND RACING: Muswellbrook Amateur RSL Youth Swimming Club member Meg Southcombe dives into the action at the Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre on Saturday.

THIRD: Muswellbrook’s Hayden Bull prepares for the 200m medley relay.

THIRD: Muswellbrook’s Hayden Bull prepares for the 200m medley relay.

SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN: Muswellbrook Amateur RSL Youth Swimming Club members, back from left, Ryan Lockhart, Jackie Lockhart (captain), Nicole Boeckx, Polly Britten, Maddy Hamson, Will Moore, Jordan Solly, John Langley (captain); third row from left, Joseph Hamson, Tom Small , Kye Reynolds; second row from left, Isobel Bates, Issak Small, Hayden Bull, Meg Southcombe, Shae Reynolds, Lucy Britten, Abbey Ellis and, front from left, Olivia Hamson, Alice Small, Chelsey Ellis and Wil Southcombe. Absent: Bailey Ellis, Shawn Honeysett, Stephen Langley

SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN: Muswellbrook Amateur RSL Youth Swimming Club members, back from left, Ryan Lockhart, Jackie Lockhart (captain), Nicole Boeckx, Polly Britten, Maddy Hamson, Will Moore, Jordan Solly, John Langley (captain); third row from left, Joseph Hamson, Tom Small , Kye Reynolds; second row from left, Isobel Bates, Issak Small, Hayden Bull, Meg Southcombe, Shae Reynolds, Lucy Britten, Abbey Ellis and, front from left, Olivia Hamson, Alice Small, Chelsey Ellis and Wil Southcombe. Absent: Bailey Ellis, Shawn Honeysett, Stephen Langley

EARLY MORNING DIP: Zone 4 representatives warm up at the Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre.

EARLY MORNING DIP: Zone 4 representatives warm up at the Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre.