Young swimmer Ruby Carter is aiming for the Olympics and if she continues to break records, she just might get there.
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Last week the Year 4 student broke six swimming records and beat a number of her personal bests.
"I'm really happy and proud of myself for breaking six records and most of my PBs," she told the Nyngan Observer.
At the St Joseph's school swimming carnival Ruby reached a new record of 3:19.28 seconds in the junior girls medley, completed the 10 years girls 50 metre freestyle in 34.34sec and set the junior girls 100m freestyle record of 1:16.19sec.
Ruby also broke the 50m backstroke record at 41.26sec and the junior girls 50m butterfly with 39.20sec.
As for her record breaking feats, Ruby admitted she was "proud" of her recent achievements.
"The 100m freestyle that was a big PB for me, I usually make 1.23, but I made 1.16," she said.
"I didn't think I'd beat my cousin, Maddie Griffiths' record, but I did.
"She went to nationals at high school, and I hope to as well, she's someone I look up to."
The 10-year-old said she had been swimming since she was about 11-months-old, as her mother was a swimming teacher at university.
Despite the early wake up calls to train in the mornings, or hitting the pool every afternoon, the young athlete said she wouldn't have it any other way.
"I just love [swimming], the feel of it and it's fun to do," she said.
"It's just something you can do for your whole life, older people can do it too, laps in the morning it's refreshing and nice."
As for her favourite stoke, Ruby said she was drawn to backstroke, and like all young swimmers, she was aiming high.
"One day I want to go to the Olympics," she said.
Next Wednesday Ruby, along with 28 other students, will represent St Joseph's at the Western Cluster Carnival in Cobar.
"I'm nervous and excited, but also happy because my friends get to be there with me," Ruby said.
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