DANIEL Rumsey, one of Australia's top swimmers, will again represent his country later this year.
The Highlands resident has been selected to compete in his sixth Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships which will be held in Florence in July.
Daniel's selection was a result of the success he enjoyed at last year's Down Syndrome Swimming Australia's National Championships.
The competition was held in Sydney and Daniel met the qualifying times for several events.
He competed in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50, 100 and 200m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 50m backstroke.
Of those eight events, he finished with six gold medals and two silver medals.
His father John said Daniel had competed in five previous World Championships and currently held the most long and short course world records of any swimmer worldwide.
John said Daniel would most likely compete in the same eight events in Florence.
"It's going to be a really tough competition for him this year," he said.
Daniel has been doing six swims and two gym sessions a week in order to prepare for the event.
He has been working hard with coach Anna Barnes and the rest of the squad at Picton each week.
The next challenge for Daniel will be the Multiclass Championships in June before the squad heads to Brisbane for a training camp where they will be presented with their team uniforms.