Superfish star at Beaudesert State High School swimming carnival

OPEN WATER: Ryan Sutcliffe streaks ahead in the 50 metre backstroke at the Beaudesert State High School interhouse swimming carnival.
OPEN WATER: Ryan Sutcliffe streaks ahead in the 50 metre backstroke at the Beaudesert State High School interhouse swimming carnival.

Some of Beaudesert State High School’s most finely tuned athletes were on show at the annual interhouse swimming carnival on Friday.

Students sporting tribal face paint and draped in their house colours cheered on teammates as music created a festival atmosphere.

Carnival organiser teacher Emily Dunn said competitors from grades seven to 12 hit the pool in all four strokes, with the emphasis on participation rather than competition.

She said reigning champions Cunningham were looking to overcome much-improved Leichhardt, Fraser and Kennedy squads.

“The focus is on team building and encouragement rather than the individual,” she said.

Year 10 student Sam Windsor was hoping Leichhardt would be the house to knock off Cunningham.

“The swimming carnival is always a great day out of the classroom,” he said.

“And it’s fun jumping in the pool to cool off.”

Windsor was no doubt pleased as Leichhardt emerged victorious.