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Andrew George Lauterstein

Andrew is a talented sportsman and as a junior played   in the Victorian state football team and also represented Australia at baseball. He stopped both sports at the age of 16 to concentrate on swimming. Andrew qualified for his first Australian Open team while still in Year 12 at BGS. After finishing school, and narrowly […]

Andrew talks to the FOS

Andrew Lauterstein (OB 2005) patron of the Friends of Swimming at the 2019 season launch. For more information visit our BGS Friends of Swimming page Credits: #BGSMediaClub

The power of scholarships

Today I’m excited to launch the BGS Annual Appeal. The 2017 appeal is one with a difference – but we’ll get to that. First, I’d like to share the reasoning behind the appeal. Over the past few years, BGS has established seven means-tested scholarships, giving the gift of opportunity and bringing diversity to the student […]

Breakfast Bios with Dan Canta

BGS’s very own ‘swim kid’ Dan Canta (Year 11) is certainly making waves. Dan is the youngest male ever (and only the 140th person in history) to swim the Triple Crown of open ocean swimming – the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, and the Manhattan Marathon. He’s also the subject of a new documentary, The […]

Dan Canta completes the Triple Crown

On 1 October BGS Year 11 student 17 yo Dan Canta won the Manhattan Marathon (45.8km) in 7hrs55mins.  If that isn’t amazing enough, it was done a week after completing the Catalina Channel swim (33km).  These achievements, added to his previous swims of the English Channel (33.7km) have now placed him in a rarified club […]

Breakfast Bios with Ex-Olympian Matt Welsh OAM

Despite only starting his competitive swimming career at age 18, Matt Welsh OAM burst onto the swimming world stage at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and came home with not one but three Olympic medals. Since retiring from competitive swimming, Matt’s passion for health and wellbeing has expanded beyond the pool. He believes that by prioritising […]