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Year 11 St Peters student and St Peters Western Swim Club member, Ariarne Titmus, is a swimming star on the rise.

This week, Ariarne has saved her best form for the Queensland State Swimming titles winning the 200m freestyle title. So far, she has set two national age records in a day and only just missed the world junior record as she took down world and Olympic medallist Emma McKeon. Her best events, the 400m and 800m freestyle, are still to come.

Ariarne has had a meteoric rise, only making the Australian junior team last year and this year moving up to the Australian Dolphins Swim Team.

Two years ago, she moved to St Peters Western Swim Club from Tasmania and trains under St Peters Head Swimming Coach, Dean Boxall.

“I knew Dean from previous competitions overseas. I knew to be a part of the swimming club I would have to move schools too, but it was a good opportunity with the swimming program and coach on offer,” Ariarne said.

At the QGSSSA Swimming Championships in March, Ariarne put the swimming world on notice, when she won every race she entered and broke Hayley Lewis’s 26 year old record in the 200m Freestyle, helping the St Peters team to victory.

She followed this up at the FINA World Championships in Hungary in July, finishing fourth in the 400 metre event, marking her arrival on the world stage.

“The exposure I have had racing overseas has taught be how to race fast under high pressure situations. I focus and think about what I have to do to put together fast swims,” Ariarne said.

“I try not to overthink things and just get out there and be brave.”

St Peters Lutheran College is a Prep to Year 12 Co-educational Private Christian School in Brisbane. Click here to contact the St Peters College Reception.