Published on: 3 February 2016

Over the summer holidays, while many boys were resting and recuperating, a group of Christ Church swimming enthusiasts and old boys spent their days in the pool teaching a younger generation important swimming skills and techniques.

“I’m passionate about swimming and educating the younger generation about important swimming skills and techniques,” said Harry Barrett (2013).

“I have really enjoyed being back at school in a different capacity, giving back to the Christ Church community after the excellent training and experience I had in the swim team,” said Jack Richardson (2013).

Kirby Swim, run by CCGS old boy and head swimming coach Bill Kirby, employs numerous Christ Church students and old boys to educate and inspire our future swimming champions.

“It is fabulous having Christ Church students and old boys working with our team. Current students tend to look up to the old boys and really enjoy working with them in the pool,” he said.

Swimming has a strong tradition at Christ Church. Over the past 10 years the school has won the PSA swimming title, the Dr K G Tregonning Cup on five successive occasions while finishing in the top three all other years.

The Christ Church swimming squad will be involved in several competitions in the lead-up to the PSA swimming carnival in March. Their first meet is at St Hilda’s on Friday 5 February where the CCGS boys will take on students from Scotch, PLC and St Hilda’s.