It was his final swimming carnival of his schooling years, and Martin Sedra of Elizabeth Macarthur High School, made the most of it.
Surrounded by fellow classmates and friends, Martin was enjoying his time with the rest of year 12 who were all dressed up, and Martin was not short of any support when he was getting ready to compete in the races.
However, Martin had not been swimming lately due to the busy schedule of a year 12 student but he did train a bit before the carnival.
“I have not been swimming lately due to year 12 but I did train a bit before the carnival,” said Martin.
“It was honestly the best swimming carnival I have ever attended. All the year 12 students dressed up for it in different costumes and movie characters, which made the whole thing more fun.
“I competed in the 50 meter freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and the relay race. I came first in each race which made me feel very proud of myself.”
The support Martin was receiving pushed him to do even better to make his friends and school proud.
“My friends were amazing and supporting me throughout every race which made me want to win more and make them proud.”
Of course a school swimming carnival is not complete until there is a student vs teachers race.
“At the end of the carnival, I competed in the students against teachers race which the whole school watches. I felt a lot of pressure on me but I just gave it all I got and ended up beating all the teachers, which got the whole school on their feet cheering me on.
“It’s really upsetting that this is my last swimming carnival of my life, but I can confidently say that it was definitely a day to remember for the rest of my life.”