GALLERY: Liquid Energy to liquid gold - Strength and Honour
SWIMMING: Gladstone Gladiators have once again proven they are a fighting force to be reckoned with.
While the visiting 10 clubs also turned out their biggest teams and best efforts, they were no match for the host club, who took out the highest overall points for the meet as records were broken and countless medals won.
All Gladiator swimmers were stand-outs for the meet. The age champions were Reagan Copsey 9, Clara Furness 15, Ruby Lawler in the multi-class, Kai Devine 11 and Tanna Hayward-Gill 16. Annabel Cox 9, Stephanie Elliott 14, Federica Taboni 15, Levi Prossliner 8, Max Williams 9, Taj Andrews 12, Kane Martin 13, Jake Devine 14 and Drew Bebendorf 15 were the runner-up age champions.
"They all performed like champions and even better that they are really enjoying their racing," Gladiators head coach Tom Fronek said.
"The Liquid Energy has been simply amazing watching everyone going about their business, swimming as a team, supporting each other and getting the job done ... it was fantastic to watch.
"The 11 and 12-year-olds had an especially hard day, swimming in a large number of events, but they all just kept going."
Fronek said to take out Top Club Point Score was the icing on the cake and he was proud of every swimmer.
Gladiators club president Michael McVicar said the event continues to grow.
"This is the 11th year we have hosted Liquid Energy and it was the biggest yet with 245 athletes from 11 clubs, swimming in 1640 races over 70 events and without their support we would have no carnival," he said.
Gladiators' next challenge is this weekend at the City of Charm meet in Bundaberg.