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Nine students have qualified for the state level competition in Sydney in April after triumph at the Far North Coast carnival held in Kempsey last week.

‘We are so proud of the students who competed at the regional swimming carnival. Our swimmers were exceptional,’ Donna Pearson, Mullum High principal, said.

Amber Borthwick and Raife McKenzie were both  standouts and named 12-Year Age Champions at the carnival.

Amber had success in the 12-year relay team and was first in the 100m butterfly, 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and the 50m freestyle.

Raife won the 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle

Other students who  have earned a place to compete at state level in Sydney starting April 2 are:

Olivia Langtry, Lucy Colli and Samara Grainey, who made up the remainder of the 12-year relay team that finished second at Kempsey.

Raife Quinn – third backstroke.

Charlotte Archibald –third backstroke.

Mollie Cheek – first in 100m backstroke, second in 200m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle, third in 100m butterfly and 100m breaststroke.

Hannah Sigley – second 100m freestyle and first in the  50m backstroke.

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