Education

Swimming

Many consider swimming to be a sport for the individual. However, as part of the GPS competition it becomes very much a team sport. Each age group is represented by 10 boys who work together to maximise their performance for the school.


The school offers coaching by former Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative Greg Fasala. Training is held in a 50m heated pool twice a day, five days a week and is complimented by a fully equipped weights room.


IGS Swimming begins from day one of the new school year, though many of our elite swimmers will train all year round, with the inter-house swimming carnival usually held in the second week of the year.


Regular Friday night meets are held against other GPS schools in preparation for the GPS Swimming Championship at the beginning of March. Few sporting events can rival the spirit and noise generated at this meet.


Club swimming is also available to IGS (and non-IGS students). The Grammar Swimming Club, organised by our coaches, provides opportunities for boys to be involved in extra swim meets outside of the GPS system. More information about the independent swimming club can be found at IGS Swimming Club


Master in Charge

Mrs Jessica Pfeffer

jpfeffer@ipswichgrammar.com