Making Waves

St Peters Lutheran College - and by extension, St Peters Western - is the most successful swimming school in Australia. From the Primary Years, upwards, our students are taught to swim in modern, world-class facilities. These facilities are located on campus and include:

  • 50m Long Course Aquatic Centre
  • 25m Short Course Aquatic Centre
  • Gymnasium & Weights Gym (fully equipped and staffed)
  • State-of-the-art Recovery Centre
  • Dry Land Training Facilities

The St Peters swimming coaches are highly awarded and well-renowned. Under their guidance, our students have won the last nine QGSSSA Swimming competitions and the last six AIC Swimming competitions. Our coaches have also produced numerous State and National swimmers, including Mollie O'Callaghan (2022), Ariarne Titmus (2018), Eve Thomas (2018 - New Zealand), Abbey Harkin (2016), Jack Cartwright (2015), Georgia Bohl (2014), Maddie Groves (2012) and Madison Wilson (2011). Our current students continue this legacy of making waves in the pool—a lot of them represent the country on the world swimming stage, and many of our Junior Squad swimmers possess enormous potential.

St Peters swimming coaches include:

  • Dean Boxall (Head Coach, High Performance Squad) – Australian Olympic Swim Coach (2021), ASCTA Age Coach and Youth Coach of the Year (2020, 2019, 2017), Hancock Prospecting Olympic Program Coach of the Year (2019), Oceania Coach of the Year (2018), and current Queensland Head Coach
  • Richard Sleight (National Age Head Coach) - Commonwealth Youth Games Coach (2017), Australian Development Team Coach: Oceania Swimming Championships (2016)
  • Stewart Melton (Head Coach, Junior Squad) - Queensland State Teams Coach (2018)

These full-time coaches are supported by a quality group of assistant coaches for the various squads.

St Peters Western

The College is the home of the St Peters Western Swimming Club, currently Australia’s number one ranked club. Supported by some of the best coaches in Australia and a hard working Club Committee, St Peters Western has developed an outstanding balance of participation, achievement and excellence in coaching. With notable swimming alumni like Shane Gould (1973), Maddie Groves (2012), Yolane Kukla (2013), Georgia Bohl (2014), Jack Cartwright (2015), Ariarne Titmus (2018), and Mollie O'Callaghan (2022), St Peters is the best start for your budding swimmer.

The Club has been recognised by Swimming Australia as a High Performance Centre (HPC) which assists high performing swimmers through an elite development pathway. The St Peters Swimming Pathway begins at Learn to Swim and continues through to our Junior Squad, the National Age Group Squad and finally the elite High Performance Squad.


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