TSS Swimming

Being a Qld school, our beautiful weather allows for a very strong swimming program.

Most of the action occurs during the Summer months – where training outside in our 10 x 50m lane pool and 6 x 25m pool is a huge advantage.

GPS Training takes place during Term 4 and Term 1 and GPS Championships are run mid way through Term 1. Swimming has the prestige of being the first GPS Championship to take place each year. Taking place in Brisbane in an indoor venue with several thousand seats it is one of the only GPS Sport where all the schools come together (competitors and spectators) under one roof – the atmosphere needs to be heard to be believed!

The Grade 5-7 Boys compete in the morning, followed by the Grade 7-12 Boys in the afternoon – making for a great day. Take a sneak peak at this great video showing our exceptional swimmers and the incredible supporter base that comes to our athletes home.

The vast majority of events are 50m so training focuses on improving the following key areas.

  • Speed
  • Technique
  • Starts
  • Relays Changeovers

The Boys at TSS are supported in the Pool by professional coaches with over fifty years of coaching experience – the majority spent on the poolside at TSS.

Director of Swimming David Thomas joined TSS in 2012, has coached many swimmers to State and National titles and experienced a decade of GPS campaigns. He has recently been reappointed as one of three Queensland Head Coaches for the 2023-24 Season and will travel to Japan for the 2023 World Championships on a Queensland Coach Development Team.

Head Junior Coach Nicolas Monet joined the TSS community in 2023 after a decade leading the Tamworth Swimming Club. Alongside his vast coaching experience, Nicolas brings a unique blend of energy, enthusiasm and passion for young people that supports the boys in and out of the pool.

Of our more recent Old Boys, Grayson Bell, has gone on to represent Australia at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games (2022).

TSS has an illustrious swimming history with the first of our eight wins coming back in 1922.

The school sat atop the dais more recently with success in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

The school also is home to a popular club program – TSS Aquatic, which offers squad swimming for boys all year round as well as students from other schools.