St Peters Western Swimming Championships Success

Last week was an outstanding week for St Peters Western Swim Club and our Old Scholar swimmers.

St Peters solidified itself as a world leading swimming program, with an amazing nine former students competing at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan: seven representing Australia and two representing New Zealand.

Our St Peters Old Scholars were dominant at the Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, strongly contributing to Australia winning the most gold medals overall.

"Old Scholars won an unprecedented number of medals at the meet. This also included five world records being broken by St Peters Old Scholars,” said Shaun Nodwell, Director of Sport at St Peters.

“St Peters Head Coach, Dean Boxall was also crowned Coach of the Meet for these outstanding performances. We congratulate Dean and our Old Scholars for their ‘Plus Ultra’ performances.”

Congratulations to all swimmers and coaching staff for this historic performance.  

Our St Peters Old Scholars results from the Swimming World Championships in Fukuoka are as follows:

Women’s 400m Freestyle
Gold & World Record
Ariarne Titmus (2018) - 3:55.38

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Gold & World Record
Mollie O’Callaghan (2022) - 52.08
Madison Wilson (2011) – 52.74 (Heat Swim)

Women's 200m Freestyle
Gold & World Record
Mollie O'Callaghan - 1:52.85
Ariarne Titmus - 1:53.01

Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Gold & World Record
Mollie O'Callaghan - 1:53.66
Ariarne Titmus - 1:52.41
Madison Wilson – 1.57.06 (Heat Swim)

Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Gold & World Record
Jack Cartwright (2015) - 48.14
Mollie O'Callaghan - 51.71
Madison Wilson – 52.98 (Heat Swim)

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Jack Cartwright - 47.84
Kai Taylor (2021) - 47.91

Women's 100m Freestyle
Mollie O'Callaghan - 52.16

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
Abbey Harkin (2016) - 1.07.07
Mollie O'Callaghan - 51.95
Madison Wilson - 59.54 (Heat Swim)

Women's 800m Freestyle
Ariarne Titmus - 8:13.59

Women's 400m Medley
Jenna Forrester (2020) - 4:32.30  

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Kai Taylor - 1:45.79

Men’s 200m Freestyle
Kai Taylor - 1.46.94 (20th) 

Women’s 100m Backstroke 
Madison Wilson - 59.63 (9th)

Women’s 200m Individual Medley
Jenna Forrester – 2.08.98 (4th)

Women’s 100 Breaststroke
Abbey Harkin – 1.07.11 (15th)

Women’s 200m Breaststroke
Abbey Harkin – (7th)

Women’s 800m Freestyle
Eve Thomas – New Zealand (2019) – 8.31.72 (12th)

Women’s 400m Freestyle
Eve Thomas – New Zealand – 4.11.33 (20th)

Men’s 50m Freestyle
Michael Pickett – New Zealand (2020) – 22.41 (35th)