Swimming kicks off

The swimming season was launched in spectacular fashion this week with the Annandale function room bursting with excited BGS swimmers and their families. Thanks to the Friends of Swimming parent group, the BGS Swimming community enjoyed canapés and conversation before hearing from some key staff about the season ahead. The theme of momentum was echoed throughout the speeches, acknowledging the increased number of swimmers in the team this year and the commitment that they are demonstrating.

The Headmaster opened the event by issuing a challenge – achieving top 5 in the APS Finals night. Captain Harrison Preston (Year 12) spoke eloquently about every boy in the team adding depth and being valued. The evening finished on a high with a video message from the Friends of Swimming Patron, and three-time Olympic medallist, Andrew Lauterstein (OB 2005). You can hear Andrew’s message to the team here while photos of the launch can be viewed in the gallery.