READY TO RACE: Rockhampton Grammar trio (from left) Joe Milburn, Jacob Spark and Will Salmond will hit the water at the Pacific School Games this weekend.
READY TO RACE: Rockhampton Grammar trio (from left) Joe Milburn, Jacob Spark and Will Salmond will hit the water at the Pacific School Games this weekend. CONTRIBUTED

Swim trio ready to make a splash in Adelaide

SWIMMING: Caribeae Swimming Club's Jacob Spark, Joe Milburn and Will Salmond are off to Adelaide this week to contest the 10th edition of the Pacific School Games.

The Rockhampton Grammar School students will represent Queensland in the pool, starting from Monday.

They are among a number of athletes from across Central Queensland who will compete at the Games in sports including hockey and softball.

The international event, which has attracted competitors from countries including China, New Zealand, Pakistan, India and Fiji, gets under way on Sunday with opening ceremony celebration.

The Pacific School Games will run from December 3-9, delivering a sporting, educational, cultural, social and life-long experience to more than 4000 school-aged students who will compete across 11 sports.

The Games are the breeding ground for Australia's future sporting stars, including basketball player Patty Mills, swimmers Kyle Chalmers, Emma McKeon and Ian Thorpe and track star Cathy Freeman.

Year 11 student Spark will compete in the 50m and 100m freestyle and butterfly events, as well as relays.

Milburn (Year 10) will contest the 50m freestyle and butterfly, along with the 200m butterfly, while multi-class swimmer Salmond (Year 7) has a huge program of events.