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Congratulations to St Peters Western Swim (SPW) Club members and Head Coach, Dean Boxall, for their outstanding performances at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Under Dean's guidance, four SPW swimmers brought home medals including: Year 12 St Peters student, Ariarne Titmus, who won three gold medals and a silver; Clyde Lewis and St Peters Old Scholar, Jack Cartwright (2015), who won a gold medal each; and Mitch Larkin, who won a stunning five gold medals, making him the most successful athlete of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

For Ariarne, going into the Games, there was much expectation on her shoulders. Her schedule was gruelling but she saved her best for last, setting a national record to win the 400m freestyle on the last night of competition.

Dean Boxall, who is known for his dedication and passion for getting the most out of his charges, certainly played his part.

"I love building warriors and then watching them go into a fight," he said in a recent interview in The Australian. 

"I love looking them in the eyes just before they go to the marshalling room for a race and knowing they are ready. Getting the absolute best out of someone is like an addiction," Dean told Nicole Jeffrey of The Australian as he reflected on his team's Games glory.

St Peters Western Swim Club Medal Tally - 2018 Commonwealth Games

Ariarne Titums (Year 12 student, St Peters)

  • Womens 200m freestyle (Silver)
  • Women's 400m freestyle (Gold)
  • Women's 800m freestyle (Gold)
  • Women's 4x200m freestyle relay (Gold)

Jack Cartwright (St Peters Old Scholar, 2015)

  • Men's 4x100m freestyle relay (Gold)

Clyde Lewis (SPW Swim Club)

  • Men's 400m individual medley (Gold)

Mitch Larkin (SPW Swim Club)

  • Men's 50m backstroke (Gold)
  • Men's 100m backstroke (Gold)
  • Men's 200m backstroke (Gold)
  • Men's 200m individual medley (Gold)
  • Men's 4x100m medley relay (Gold)

St Peters would also like to congratulate Old Scholars and former SPW swim members, Maddie Groves (2012) and Georgia Bohl (2014) for their breakthrough performances at the Games.

Georgia Bohl (2014)

  • Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay (Gold)
  • Women's 100m Breaststroke (Bronze)

Maddie Groves (2012)

  • Women's 100m Butterfly (Silver)
  • Women's 200m Butterfly (Bronze)