Prolific Singleton swimmer Billy Moody is close to grabbing the title as the region's 'Superfish' after the 14-year-old collected a handful of gold medals at the School Sport Australia (SSA) Championships in Melbourne.
Yet even the NSW young gun would be pipped by fellow Singleton swimming prodigy Darcy Gilson on the medal table back in August.
Gilson will now represent Australia at this year's Global Games (a seven day tournament ) held in Brisbane this Saturday.
"I'm very happy for him and he's an amazing kid and he deserves to be where he is," Moody told The Singleton Argus.
"Hopefully he can just go do his best PBs (personal best) all around because he really deserves it."
Such was the dominance of his performance within the multi-class fraternity in Melbourne that Gilson collected five gold medals in the division's 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley finals.
Moody admitted he had the best seat in the house that week. "It always puts a smile on my face, watching Darc win a national title," he added.
"He's putting us on the map so you can't really be upset when one of your good friends is winning an amazing nine national titles."