About the Program
Competitive swimming is a very demanding sport. To be successful, swimmers may be required to train twice daily, for 1 to 2 hours per session for up to 11 sessions a week. This can involve rising at 4.30am for the morning session and returning home as late as 7pm from the evening session. Fitting schoolwork into this schedule can often become very difficult.
The TSP Swimming Program at Endeavour Sports High School provides TSP swimming students with the opportunity to complete two training sessions during school hours under the guidance of qualified coaches. The program is fully integrated into the school day allowing swimmers the opportunity to pursue their sporting and academic goals.
Craig Stevens – Coach
- Australian Representative – Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships
- Silver licence coach (ASCTA)
- Head Coach of the elite squad at Sans Souci Leisure Centre
Liz Jackson – Mentor
- Teacher of Competitive Swimming (ASCTA)
- HSIE Teacher at Endeavour Sports High
- Welfare and support of students
The students in TSP swimming train:
- Tuesday afternoon – Sans Souci Leisure Centre
- Thursday afternoon – Sans Souci Leisure Centre
Competitions and Events
Training is used to build on the fitness and skill level of each swimmer as well as promote success at various competitions at a school based level including :
- Port Hacking Zone Carnival
- Sydney East Regional Carnival
- NSW Combined High Schools (NSW CHS ) Carnival
- NSW All Schools
- School Sport Australian Swimming Championships
Students are expected to wear their Endeavour Sports High School swimming cap and / or a FINA approved swimming costume when representing the School.
All members of the TSP Swimming Program are expected to pay an annual fee of $600 which includes coaching fees and transport costs.
Students are expected each week to bring their Endeavour Sports High School swimming costume and full kit of gear including goggles, pull buoys, swimming fins and paddles. A swimming cap is a mandatory requirement and must be worn by all students.
Endeavour Sports High School Swimmers have been very successful at Regional, State, National and International events. Some outstanding individual achievements include:
- Craig Stevens – Australian Olympic representative, Commonwealth Games – bronze medallist
- Simon Cowle – Commonwealth Games – gold medallist
- Kate Krywlich – Australian finalist – Olympic games trials
- Claire Housego – Australian finalist – Olympic games trials
- Brittany Houghton- Silver medallist – All Schools 2008,2009, Gold medallist CHS 2009
- Mitchell Kilduff – Gold medallist – All Schools 2009, Gold, Silver medallist CHS 2009
- Gabrielle Turnbull – Gold, Silver medallist CHS 2009, Commonwealth Games trialist 2010
- Mai Solomon – Gold medallist CHS 2010
- Jake Griffin- Bronze medallist CHS 2010, Australian All Schools Representative 2011-2012, Silver medallist NSW Age Championship 2013
- Claire Pearson – Gold, Silver, Bronze medallist – Special Olympics 1X National Games 2010, Silver medallist – All Schools 2010, Gold & Bronze medallist – CHS 2010 ; Medallist 2011, Silver & Bronze medallist CHS – 2012, Gold, Silver medallist Australian Age 2013 multiple Gold medallist Special Olympics NSW 2013
- Amanda Fowler – Australian Paralympics Representative (London) 2012, gold, silver medallist Australian Open Multiclass 2014
- Nathan Clarke – Gold, Bronze Medallist CHS 2015
- Casey Stevens – Special Olympics Junior National Games 2012, Special Olympics National Games 2014, Australian Age Multi-class Representative 2012-2015, Australian Open Multi-class Representative 2013-2015, NSW CHS swimming 2012-2015 (gold, silver and bronze medalist) NSW all schools 2014-2015 (gold medal relay), Pacific School Games 2015.