The Toowoomba Grammar School (TGS) Swim Team brought their A-game to the Age Nationals from Sunday, 16 April to Monday, 24 April. Competing at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, the TGS Swim Team came prepared with a full team of 19 talented swimmers.

“The TGS Swim Team competing at Age Nationals was the largest team ever entered from a Darling Downs Regional Club,” said Carmel Smith.

Keeping their eye on the prize, the TGS Swim Team both qualified and placed in the finals. TGS Swim Club member and St Ursula’s College student Isabelle Mason placed first in the girls 15 years 200m butterfly.

Isabelle also qualified as a finalist for 200m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 400 IM (individual medley) and 100m butterfly.

The other medalists included Joshua Smith for boys 16 years 100m breast and 200m breast (third), Simon Gelgenhuysboys 16 years 50m freestyle (third), and Abigail School for girls 15 years 100m backstroke (third).

The team’s other finalists were Fraser Stewart for boys 16 years 100m breast, 200m breast and 200 IM, Dylan Stevens for boys 17-18 years 400m freestyle and 200m freestyle, Quinn Burling for girls 16 years 50m freestyle, and Naia Anderson for girls 14 years 400m IM.

With all its members swimming since a young age, the dedicated and committed TGS Swim Team train at least six days a week.

“Their tremendous success has emerged from a squad of diligent, hard-working, unified swimmers who are lead and supported by arguably some of the best coaches in Queensland,” said Smith.

A few students from the team also competed in the Open Nationals the prior week.

Read about Toowoomba Grammar School’s history here.