Sunshine Coast Swimming Club dive into National Championships

Sunshine Coast Grammar Swimming Team continued its dominance in the pool at the recent Australian Swimming Championships on the Gold Coast, taking home 8 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 bronze Medals.

27 Grammar swimmers competed across the Multi-Class Championships, Australian Age Championships and Australian Open Championships. The Club finished strongly in third place in the Multi-Class Club Point Score and sixth in the overall Age Champion Club Point Score.

The 14-day meet brings together Australia’s most elite swimmers and is a tremendous opportunity for our Club swimmers to showcase their skills, gain valuable experience, and advance their careers. The Age Championships is the largest annual event on Swimming Australia’s calendar with over 3200 athletes competing in over 1800 races.  

Sunshine Coast Grammar Swimming Team has been competing at the National Age Championships for several years and is a force to be reckoned with.

Five Grammar students also made the podium for individual events and team relays, claiming 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze.

Head Coach of Sunshine Coast Grammar Swimming, Mr Stafford said the team continues to learn a lot about the pressures of a national competition and expected that the experience will benefit them in upcoming events.

“National competitions are a unique and valuable opportunity for our athletes to develop their skills, gain exposure and broaden their horizons both as athletes and individuals.”

“Our athletes are great role models for our younger swimmers in our Club, and their success will inspire them to continue with their dedication and hard work to their training.”

The Club has been under the direction of Head Coach, Luke Stafford who has guided athletes to successfully compete in regional, state and national championships since its inaugural 2017/2018 season.