The official St Peters swimming season is drawing to a close, but it hasn’t done so quietly. March has been a big month in the pool for our students. On Monday 2 March, our boys defended their now four-year title at the AIC Swimming Championships; the girls made it seven QGSSSA Swimming Championship wins in a row on Wednesday 4 March; and our Years 4-6 swimmers took on fellow Lutheran schools at the Primary Inter-Lutheran Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 11 March. 

At each of these meets, it was undeniable that the calibre of swimming in the Brisbane school catchment area was at an all-time high. Competing against the best schools in Brisbane and beyond, our students really drew on their training. They were confident from the get-go. From their stance on the blocks, to their unique psych up routines and identical dives into the pool, they came across as calm, focused and driven to achieve Plus Ultra. Swimming pool records were broken left, right and centre and the whole swimming team performed in a way that made both the College and the wider Swimming Australia community proud.

2020 AIC Swimming Results

In the lead up to our boys taking to the swimming pool on Monday 2 March, a lot of school spirit was reignited. From war cry practice in the Chapel Forecourt, to encouragement from the 2020 male Swimming Captain/NZ National Swimmer, Michael P (Year 12), our AIC swimmers turned up at Chandler ready to compete. They took part in an incredible 123 races on the day, won 37, and broke 11 records between themselves! Official AIC Swimming results are set to be released soon. For specific details, please watch this space.

2020 QGSSSA Results

Old Scholar and Olympian, Ariarne Titmus, was present to cheer on our QGSSSA swimming team at their Championships and the girls really did live up to the St Peters swimming legacy she left behind in 2018. St Peters Springfield student, Ella R (Year 10), broke three records:

  • 50m Breaststroke (beating Old Scholar/Olympian, Georgia Bohl’s record)
  • 200m Individual Medley
  • 50m Butterfly (previously held since 1997)

Girls Swimming Captain, Olivia C (Year 12), broke the 50m Freestyle QGSSSA swimming record (previously held by Ariarne Titmus herself!) and Mollie O (Year 11) broke Brisbane Girls Grammar School alumni Eliza King’s record in the 100m Freestyle. Jenna F (Year 12), Claveria J (Year 9 - Springfield) and Josephine I (Year 8) all recorded wins too—the latter two proving that the St Peters QGSSSA swimming future is well and truly secure.

Season Wrap

Well done to each and every one of our swimmers at these Championships, the AIC Swimming Championships, the Inter-Lutheran Swimming Carnival and the various meets and trainings that have gone on throughout the season. Your dedication and ability to show up, again and again, at the swimming pool is highly commendable. Bring on 2021!

Keen to Swim at St Peters?

We’re proud to have one of the country’s finest swimming schools at our St Peters Indooroopilly campus. A lot of our students go on to, or currently do, compete with Swimming Australia and other national swimming teams. We are home to St Peters Western Swimming Club—currently Australia’s number one ranked club, and our coaches and committee are second to none. Swimming, at St Peters, if for all swimmers—from learn to swim, to elite athletes. Click here to find out more. 

Thank you to the WESTSIDE NEWS for covering our QGSSSA Swimming successes in their Thursday 21 March edition. To read the full article, please click here.