Dargaville's community pool was packed out for the Swimming Northland secondary schools carnival on Thursday. Northern Advocate photographer John Stone was there to capture the action.

Tyler Jepsen, nearest camera, from Whangārei Boys High School starts his 50m freestyle heat. Photo / John Stone
Tyler Jepsen, nearest camera, from Whangārei Boys High School starts his 50m freestyle heat. Photo / John Stone
Huanui College swimmer Isabela Cameron competing in a 50m freestyle heat. Photo / John Stone
Huanui College swimmer Isabela Cameron competing in a 50m freestyle heat. Photo / John Stone
Tauraroa Area School swimmer Charlotte Dutton gets off to a good start in her 50m freestyle heat. Photo / John Stone
Tauraroa Area School swimmer Charlotte Dutton gets off to a good start in her 50m freestyle heat. Photo / John Stone
Officials keeping a close eye on the time, from left, Fiona Kemp from Otamatea, Melinda Le Roux from Kerikeri and Ian Macdonald from Dargaville. Photo / John Stone
Officials keeping a close eye on the time, from left, Fiona Kemp from Otamatea, Melinda Le Roux from Kerikeri and Ian Macdonald from Dargaville. Photo / John Stone
Dargaville High School swimmer Lloyd Chitty in his 50m freestyle heat. Photo / John Stone
Dargaville High School swimmer Lloyd Chitty in his 50m freestyle heat. Photo / John Stone