A mix of nerves, excitement, and expectation summed up the emotion for Ocean Shores Aquatics swimmers competing in state finals at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre before Easter.
Swimming can be a little hit and miss, but as it all unravelled there were some great results.
Sashi Wills (16 years) was outstanding making five state finals with a best ranking of sixth in the 100m freestyle and seventh in the 400 freestyle.
Meg Porter (16) took out the North Coast Encouragement Award on the podium at the meet.
Meg swam in seven events making a final in the 200 freestyle and finishing eighth.
Tom Cheek (14) swam 10 events and had some freakish competition but pulled rank in the 100m freestyle to make the final and finish eigth, after producing a 1.01 to secure a berth.
Safranek and Ryan Schlederer also helped the Byron Primary junior boys relay team to finish 13th.