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An average day as a swimmer

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

An average day as a swimmerBy Trinity Year 8 student, Euan Germanos

At 4:45am the alarm goes off. I reluctantly get out from under the warm doona. The drive to school is in the dark. Not fully awake, I walk from the carpark to the pool. It is cold. I dive into the cool water at 5:30am. We follow the black line up and down – up to seven kilometres per training session.

At 7:45am we get out, rinse off, have breakfast on the run and get ready for the day at school. After school we are back into the pool. Another two-hour session. I get home by 6:45pm, do my homework, eat dinner and got to sleep by 9:30pm. This is an average day as a swimmer.

Trinity has provided me with the opportunity to do this. The new Centenary Aquatic facility has provided an excellent training ground, as well as providing dedicated coaching staff. Trinity has provided me with the opportunity to progress in my swimming career. It has also opened the door to new sports for me. In Year 7, I had the opportunity to learn and play competitive Water Polo. This too is due to the facilities of the Centenary pool.

Being a swimmer at Trinity comes with a lot of responsibility. The CAS swimming championships is one of the highlights of the school sporting year. We train all year round to try to earn a spot on the team.

Trinity has provided me with the opportunity to strive for my goals in swimming.


Trinity aims to provide the best environment for boys to flourish and develop. The unique programme of Sport is an integral part of School life and a well-rounded education.

In addition, Trinity became the first school in Australasia to be accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre, being one of only nine schools in the world to receive this accreditation. To learn more about the Trinity difference and how we inspire boys to realise their potential, passions and purpose in life register for our Open Day.

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Topics: Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Students