Making Waves

St Peters Lutheran College - and by extension, St Peters Western - is the most successful swimming school in Australia. Our P - 12 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 & Athletic Development Facility (fully equipped and staffed)
  • State-of-the-art High Performance Room
  • Various Dry Land Training Facilities

The St Peters swimming coaches are highly awarded and well-renowned. Under their guidance, our students have won the last ten QGSSSA Swimming competitions and the last seven AIC Swimming competitions. Our coaches have also produced numerous State and National swimmers, including Mollie O'Callaghan and Ella Ramsey (2022), Kai Taylor (2021), Jenna Forrester (2020), 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 with many representing state and country at a junior level.

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
  • Cameron Gledhill (Senior National Age Head Coach) - Commonwealth Youth Games Coach (2023), Australian Flippers Coach (2022/2023)
  • Andrey Pianca dos Santos (Junior National Age Coach) - Queensland Coach (2022/2023)
  • Jacob Hansford (State Performance Coach) - Rio Olympian (2016), Brisbane Swim Team Coach (2023)

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 has a proven success for developing champion swimmers.

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, continues through to our Junior Program, the Senior and Junior National Age Group Squads and culminates in the elite High Performance Squad.

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