Cleo Schubert has been playing various sports since the tender age of eight, and ever since her first taste of competition - the Macleay born athlete hasn't stopped.
"I was following my older brothers around before competing myself, I love to compete in all sports, it's fun, and I love trying to push myself, and do my best," Cleo said.
Cleo has previously won a bronze medal at the NSW All Schools State Cross Country, competed in numerous swimming meets and even been selected for the North Coast PSSA Cricket Team.
Recently though, she took out an award that nobody in the Macleay has ever won before.
"At the North Coast PSSA swimming carnival in Coffs Harbour, I was awarded senior girl champion and the and Most Outstanding Girl Swimmer of the Meet," Cleo said.
"I was looking forward to going away with my friends, and competing against some of the best swimmers in the State....Cleo Schubert
"I'm the first athlete from the Macleay to win since it was created in 1994.
"I'm extremely proud to represent the Macleay, and I'm very thankful for Tony and Heather Hudson from Hudos Swim and Fitness, who train me four times a week."
Aside from the award, Cleo also achieved great results at the competition, with a first place in the 50m freestyle, first in the 200m individual medley, second in the 50m butterfly and third in the 50m breaststroke.
She was also a member of the South West Rocks relay team who came away with a solid win, and an opportunity to compete at the State Championships in Sydney.
"It was going to be my fourth time competing at the State level in Sydney, but unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, that meet has been cancelled," Cleo said.
"I was looking forward to going away with my friends, and competing against some of the best swimmers in the State; it's very disappointing."
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