Terms 1 and 4 (Summer)

Swimmers are divided into groups, depending on ability. Beginners work in small groups, with a generous teacher-to-pupil ratio, and quickly learn how to swim.

Swimming is one of our most popular interhouse competitions. Heats take place at lunchtime and after school in the first week of Term 1, with College swimming championships taking place early in Term 1.

College’s top swimmers compete in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships and also South Island and national events. As members of swimming clubs, College swimmers also compete in local, regional and national age-group events.

Master-in-Charge: Olivia Austin – email hidden; JavaScript is requiredVenue: Christ's College pool
Training: Monday, Wednesday
Uniform: College black speedos or trunks

Recent Success


  • CSS Swimming Championships - 6 individual titles and 7 other podium finishes
  • Jordan Astley - bronze at NZ Age group champs in U16 1500m freestyle
  • SISS Champs - Rylind Wheeler - 3 U14 titles, 1 silver and 2 bronze


  • CSS Swimming Championships – 7 individual titles, 2 relay titles (both records) and 6 other podium finishes


  • CSS Swimming Championships – 5 Canterbury titles, 2 seconds, 5 thirds
  • Louis Clark – winner of the NZSS Open Water Championship
  • NZSS Swimming Championships – James Currie – national title, boys 15 year, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 2 silver, 1 bronze


  • CSS Swimming Championship – 1 third, 4 seconds, 3 Canterbury titles – Louis Clark (boys 16–18 years, 50m butterfly) and Hunter Wilson (open 200m IM and boys 16–18 backstroke)
  • National Age Groups – Louis Clark, 2 silver and a national title in the 1500m freestyle
  • NZSS Swimming Championship – James Currie achieved top 5 nationally in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, and the 50m and 200m backstroke. In the 200m freestyle event, James won a bronze medal in the 14–15 year grade.

Swimming Coaching Staff

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Olivia Austin