THREE young swimmers have set their sights to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio after winning a barrage of medals at the National Swimming Championships in Sydney.
John Paul College students Charly Kuhnemann, 11, Kyle Niesler, 11 and Samuel Lucas, 10, made the long journey from Logan to Sydney to compete after swimming their way through the districts, regional and state titles.
All three swimmers returned back winners after achieving outstanding results.
Charly Kuhnemann came home with three medals around her neck after winning three of her four events.
"I won a gold medal for the 50m butterfly, gold for the 100m butterfly and a bronze medal," Charly said.
"This was the first time I had ever been to nationals.
"It didn't hit me that I had won until a little while later.
"I was so proud of myself."
Fellow swimmer Kyle Niesler also ranked in the top 10.
"I came sixth in the 100m butterfly, sixth in the 100m backstroke and fifth in the 200m individual medley," Kyle said.
"I have trained really hard and I am happy with my results."
Year 5 student Samuel Lucas (not pictured) came away with silver in the relay, fourth in the 200m individual medley and sixth in a range of other events.
After their recent wins, all three swimmers have set their sites on making the Olympic swimming team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
"My aim is to keep swimming at nationals and then hopefully someone will recognise me," Charly said.
"That is my goal also," Kyle said.