There was plenty of spirit and passion on show at the Beaudesert pool on Friday as McAuley College students hit the water for the third annual inter-house swimming carnival.
Acting sports leader James Way said the full day program kicked-off with well-practised house chants before moving into the competitive races.
He said the ever-popular salmon race, in which students earned house points for every time they completed the distance of 25 metres over a 10 minute period, saw the most participation and was undoubtedly a highlight.
He said the competition was equally intense in the inter-house relays, with only fractions of a second separating teams in many cases.
“It was great to see so many students competing in every race throughout the day, they might not have been the quickest but they were competing to earn house points," Mr Way said.
"At the end of the day, it's all about having fun and participating.
“This is the first time in 2019 that the McAuley College community has come together.
"We look forward to the many other opportunities throughout the year to gather and celebrate our students' achievements
“A big thank you to the Beaudesert Swimming Club and the staff at the pool for their assistance.
"Also, many thanks to all the parents who came along and supported our students and performed roles.”
At the carnival's conclusion, Frassati was crowned the champion house.