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Additional Christmas Holiday Sessions at Chandler

Posted on December 12, 2013 by

Additional Christmas Holiday Sessions at Chandler
As you will be aware Saturday 14 December is the final session at BGS for 2013.

Please be aware that there are a number of additional sessions being run over the Christmas Break at the Chandler Aquatic Centre, that coincide with the QLD State Swimming Championships.

Over 20 Olympians from Australia and around the world will be attending the biggest State Championships in Australia, including Olympic Medalists Cate Campbell, Sun Yang, Park Te Wan, Emily Seebohm and Britney Elmslie.

I am also sure that our own BGS athletes would appreciate a small cheer squads during their morning races.

See details below;

Chandler Aquatic Centre – Outside 50m Pool

Monday 16 Dec – 8:00am – 9:30am
Tuesday 17 Dec – 8:00am – 9:30am
Wednesday 18 Dec – 8:00am – 9:30am
Thursday 19 Dec – 8:00am – 9:30am
Friday 20 Dec – 8:00am – 9:30am
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Final week of training at BGS

Posted on December 11, 2013 by

Untitled-1Final week of training at BGS

Please note that all swimming training at BGS finishes this week.

The whole team session on Saturday 14 December, will be the last session for 2013.

There will be some sessions conducted at Chandler, during the State Championships – Please see here for more details.

Training will resume as per the Term One training schedule from 3 January 2014.

James, Jan, Jess, Matthew, Sally, Gareth, Jon, Alex and I would like to wish everyone a safe and well deserved Christmas Break.

I would personally like to thank all coaches and athletes for their hard work this season.

I would also like to express my gratitude to all swimmers who brought in small gifts for the BGS coaching staff. The BGS Swimming Program is lucky to have such a committed and professional team of Coaches and Support staff, who are tirelessly athlete focused. Your gifts have been an appreciated recognition of all the hard work that is required to implement our long term Aquatic Athlete Development Plan for each swimmer.



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Saturday AM Session

Posted on December 1, 2013 by

A reminder to all swimmers of the following changes to this Saturday’s AM session (7 December 2013)

Lushy’s Group
Location: Somerville

Jan & Jess’ Group
Location: BGS

Jess’ Mirco’s
Location: BGS

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No Training Tuesday 5 November (PM SESSION)

Posted on November 4, 2013 by

Final Reminder

A reminder to all that there is NO TRAINING tonight for most athletes.

Tonight is the Come and Try Swimming Night – this event is only for current year 6,7 and 8 students as well as incoming year 5, 6, 7 and 8 students.


Please note that Lushy’s Squads WILL NOT be at Somerville this Saturday AM (9 November)

All senior Squads will be at BGS – 6:30am-8:30am

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Swim Update

Posted on November 1, 2013 by


2013 QLD Open Water Championships
26 October 2013
Lake Kawana, Kawana Waters
Congratulations to Mawgan Petersen on achieving 10th place in the 5km events at the QLD Open Water Championships.
Full results can be viewed here

River City Qualifying Meet
Sunday 3 November 2013
Somerville House Aquatic
Entry information here
Good luck to all swimmers competing at this weekends River City Qualifying Meet.
Please make sure to pack a deck chair as well as sunscreen and BGS attire, including BGS cap and shirt.

Albany Creek Skins Meet
Saturday 2 November 2013
Albany Creek Leisure Centre
Entry information here
Good luck to all swimmers competing at this weekends Albany Creek Qualifying Meet.



8 – 10 November 2013
Chandler Aquatic Centre
Entry information here
Entries close Monday 4 November 2013

QSA Long Course Meet #2
16-17 November 2013
Chandler Aquatic Centre
Entry information here
Entries close Monday 4 November 2013




Reminder that next week is the last chance to try on the new togs before we place the group order.

There are also a few size 10 and 12 kids BGS Swimming Club t-shirts and plenty of HOODIES available, please visit the BGS Swim Shop to order.



A reminder to all that there is no afternoon training on Tuesday 5 November – due to the upcoming BGS Student Come and Try Swimming Day.


New Diving Blocks – Coaching Fees

I ask all parents to please complete all coaching fee transfers by the end of next week, so that work can begin on installing the new OMEGA Blocks. These blocks are the same as the ones used at Chandler and will allow all swimmers to practice on international standard equipment.



Similar to last year, the BGS Swimming Program will be supplying breakfast to all swimmers after weekly morning training sessions.
In order for this to happen, we need parents assistance with the preparation and delivery of breakfast items.

We invite parents from the BGS, BGGS, Waterpolo and Club communities to volunteer.
Please complete THE VOLUNTEER SURVEY if you are able to help during the Term 1 period.



Swimming Queensland’s sponsor, Speedo, are offering SQ members 20% off any purchase made through their online store for the entire month of November.

Download your member offer code here



Congratulations to the list of athletes below that received an invitation to nominate as part of a Brisbane Regional Relay Team Member.

Before signing up, I ask all swimmers to consider what other swims they have that day and the following day. The relay competition day at State Championships tends to be very drawn out and regional relays often run late into the evening.

Louis Bebb Samuel Atherton
Thomas Eccleston Ashlynn Haywood-North
Jonathan Hallahan Ethan Kuss
Georgia McGinley Catherine McLeod
Luke Morrison Sarah McLeod
Harvey Nihill Laura Morrison
Inez Ormrod Mawgan Petersen
Philippa Piper Thomas Ryan
Coco Wackwitz Harry Sirett
Bronte Haywood-North Ashlyn Winter
Isabella McGinley Benjamin Rainbird
Nicholas Siganto Timothy Rainbird
Georgia Silvestri Ivan Stanislaus
Matthew Adi William Su
Jack Briggs William Theile
Claudia Cavallo Nicholas McGinley
Gabriel Christie Luke Chapman
Ethan Gillan Henry Craw
Gresham Kuss Nina Donaldson
Grace O’Brien Alisha Ellwood
Lily Morgan Bailey White
Charles Ormrod Minna Atherton
James Parry Mark Adi
Ellodie Ruffin Hunter Stubbs
Wyatt Westmoreland



MASSIVE WIN FOR JOSH AMBERGER – Port Maquarie 70.3 Triathlon

PORT Macquarie has won the heart of at least one tired athlete after yesterday’s gruelling Ironman Australia 70.3.

Winner Josh Amberger was quick to announce he’d be back in 2014 to defend his newly crowned title.

He crossed the line in under four hours……(more here).


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New BGS Swim Wear

Posted on October 18, 2013 by

It has been 2 years since the last order of BGS Swimming Club togs.
We have sourced a suitable supplier (Zealous Swimwear) and now invite swimmers to try on sample garments.
A sizing chart can be found below.
Please see the roll-out schedule below;
21 October – 28 October
Sizing Period – At the BGS Pool, during training times.
28 October – 4 November
Ordering Period – Payment Required
6 November
Orders Submitted
22 December
Expected time of delivery




Sizing Guide

Girls Sizes
Girls 8 Girls 10 Girls 12 Girls 14
Bust 65 – 70CM (26″) 70 – 75 CM (28”) 75 – 80 CM (30”) 80 – 85 CM (32”)
Waist 50 – 55CM (20″) 55 – 60 CM (22”) 60 – 65 CM (24”) 65 – 70 CM (26”)
Hip 70 – 75CM (28″) 75 – 80 CM (30”) 80 – 85 CM (32”) 85 – 90 CM (34”)
Ladies Sizes
Ladies 8 Ladies 10 Ladies 12 Ladies 14
Bust 80 – 85 CM (33”) 85 – 90 CM (34”) 90 – 95 CM (36”) 95 – 100CM (38″)
Waist 60 – 65 CM (24”) 65 – 70 CM (26”) 70 – 75 CM (28”) 75 – 80CM (32″)
Hip 80 – 85 CM (33”) 85 – 90 CM (34”) 90 – 95 CM (36”) 95 – 100CM (38″)
Boys Sizes
Boys 8 Boys 10 Boys 12 Boys 14
Hip 60 – 65CM (24″) 65 – 70CM (26″) 70 – 75 CM (28″) 75 – 80CM (30″)
Men’s Sizes
Men’s XS Men’s S Men’s M Men’s L
Hip 80 – 85 CM (33”) 85 – 90 CM (34”) 90 – 95 CM (36”) 90 – 100 CM (38″)
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Presentation and Information Evening

Posted on September 9, 2013 by

Last Call for registration…

2013/14 Swimming Season Information & Presentation Evening
Thursday 12 September 2013 6:00pm-7:30pm
Veneziano First Pour Cafe
369 Montague Road, WEST END
Please be advised that the BGS Swimming Annual Information and Awards Evening will be conducted on Thursday 12 September 2013, 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Please complete the survey below to allow the program to suitably cater for the appropriate numbers.


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Senior Group Break

Posted on September 3, 2013 by

Senior Squads
With the success at the recent Short Course Championships, I would like to give all senior athletes a small break from the pool. QCS Trials are also being conducted, therefore this seems like the a good opportunity for athletes to focus more time on study and assignment submission.

I will still be at the pool and in the office, coordinating our upcoming camps, therefore please don’t hesitate to contact me with any queries

The small break has been outlined below;

Jan and Jess will continue to conduct sessions as per normal.

Wed 4-Sep No Training
Thu 5-Sep No Training
Fri 6-Sep No Training
Sat 7-Sep No Training
Sun 8-Sep No Training
Mon 9-Sep Normal Training
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