Over the weekend around 300 swimmers descended on the Lithgow Aquatic Centre for the Annual Mountains and Plains swimming championships.
The two day carnival attracted swimmers from as far away as Lake Cargelligo, Parkes and Forbes, turning the aquatic centre grounds into something that resembled a tent city.
Lithgow had 32 swimmers competing.
On Saturday torrential rain didn't deter the swimmers, however conditions improved for the second half of the meet for both swimmers and spectators.
A number of Lithgow swimmers came away with medals over the weekend and a number of personal best times were recorded despite the weather.
Both Alex Evans and Jess Wilson were both named Age Champions in their age groups.
Alex was also a member of the successful 14 years boys medley relay along with Tyler McManus, Nic Wirardi, and Jacob Wilson to take home gold.
Other swimmers who took hold Gold were:
- Mia Dunleavey 12 years - 100m Butterfly
- Alex Evans 13 years - 100m Butterfly & 50m Backstroke
- Charlie Evans - 11 years Breaststroke
- Max Evans - 9 years Breaststroke
- Nic Wirardi - 14 years 50m Breast Stroke and 100m Breaststroke
- Jess Wilson - 18 years 100m butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, Breaststroke, Freestyle and 200IM.
A number of Lithgow swimmers also received Silver and Bronze medals.
"The carnival was a great thing for Lithgow, with a number of the swimming teams and officials spending two nights staying in Lithgow, spending valuable dollars at local businesses," Lithgow Swimming Club president Pete Evans said.
"Despite the conditions, the racing was of a very high standard, a number of records were broken across the weekend."
The Club will also hold their Club Championships on Monday and Tuesday, March 15 and 16.