The St. Patrick's College Swimming squad has grown considerably in recent years. With in excess of over 70 young men regularly attending training sessions, swim meets and camps, St. Patrick's College has become one of the top ranked AIC Colleges. This is in conjunction with a number of our swimmers achieving success with selection at both State and National level.
Whilst our ultimate aim is successful performance in the AIC swimming carnivals, we also cater for those who would like to swim to improve their technique and fitness. All teaching staff associated with the swim team have completed their coaching accreditation with the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA). The end result is a professional coaching team capable of delivering a fun, effective swimming program.
Swimming is one of the AIC sports offered to students early in Term 4 and early in Term 1 with a 4 day swim camp conducted over the holidays at the Gold Coast. St. Patrick's competes in weekly meets in the six weeks leading up to the AIC Carnival. Friday night invitational Swimming meets are conducted by a number of AICschools in either Time Trial or Collegiate format.
Training can be either:
- with your own club coach and in consultation with the College Swimming Co-ordinator; or
- with the College Swimming Squad at the Sandgate/Redcliffe Swimming Pools from 5:45am and can include up to four sessions per week.
Former Swimming Captain and College Old Boy Ty Collins pursued an 100% Athletics Scholarship to the NCAA Division One University, Old Dominican College, Virginia Beach USA. This followed Ty's many representative honours at State and National level throughout his time at St. Patrick's College.