UPDATE: Peyton streaks ahead in third 25m
PEYTON Craig said he was nervous before his gold medal winning swim at the Pacific School Games but that didn't stop him getting off to the perfect start.
In the 100m breast stroke Craig come out from under the water leading.
He focused on holding his position at the from and getting forward in his stroke.
He was first to touch and turn and the 50m and felt good.
"The third 25m felt good," he said.
"I put a body length on them. I knew I just needed to stay strong and I did."
He said he knew he could win the gold medal as long as he could hold his pace.
"I took four seconds off my personal best but I had been training really hard," he said.
The 10-year-old will be going out for dinner to celebrate tonight in Adelaide after also claiming a silver medal in the 100 medley this afternoon.
PEYTON Craig from Wests Swimming Club in Gladstone is a Pacific School Games champion after winning the 100m breast stroke final this morning.
Craig, 10, won the final by 0.3 seconds and took four seconds off his personal best, finishing the 100m in 1.32.41.
This makes him the fastest under 10 100m breast stroker in Australia, China, Fiji and New Zealand.
Craig's mum Renee was "amazed" how well her son went.
"Oh I'm super proud and very emotional," she said.
"He has worked hard and deserved this. You have no idea how extremely proud we are."
She said Craig finished fifth in the 50m breast stroke and he was disappointed with that.
"This has definitely made up for that," she said.
"We have one very happy 10-year-old at the moment."