Brightly coloured streamers, some whacky costumes and zinc cream were the order of the day as Pinjarra Senior High School recently hosted the house swimming carnival at the Murray Leisure and Aquatic Centre.
The annual carnival provides an opportunity for the whole school to come together and enables students to participate and represent their houses in a series of competitive and novelty events.
"This year's carnival was very well-attended and the level of participation from students was outstanding," associate principal Mike Sinagra said.
"We had a lot of parents who also got involved and I would say it is possibly one of the best swimming carnivals that Pinjarra Senior High School has hosted."
The emphasis on getting involved and 'having a go' certainly brings out some friendly rivalry and team spirit, with the majority of students participating in the day.
"Things ran very smoothly and it was one of the most-successful swimming carnivals I've been a part of," health and physical education teacher Emma Boyd said.
There were some outstanding individual performances from talented athletes on the day and also some surprisingly competitive team events.
The highlights of the day included a grand relay of all the year groups, from years 7 to 12, and a surfboard relay.
The event saw competitors take to the pool on longboards to test their paddling skills.
The annual staff versus student races were also hotly contested between teams, both in swimming and surfboard relay events.
While the students seemed to have the winning edge overall, the staff definitely put up a good contest and everyone enjoyed the experience.
The carnival also provided non-swimming students the chance to participate in a volleyball competition to earn points for their houses.
A number of students enjoyed this opportunity to be included in the carnival and had fun competing, despite the warm conditions in the gym.
Pinjarra Senior High's Spartans House continued their run of dominating the annual event, picking up the award for Champion House for a fourth consecutive year.
Adrian Toh is from Pinjarra Senior High School