Welcome to the CGGS Aquatic Centre, a boutique facility owned and operated by Camberwell Girls Grammar School.

Founded in July 2017, CGGS Aquatic Centre is located in Melbourne’s eastern suburb of Canterbury, just 9km from the CBD. Newly refurbished, the Centre is equipped with a 25-metre indoor pool and contemporary aquatic equipment including anti-wave lane ropes and competition blocks with Swiss timing. We maintain an optimal pool temperature to suit both a learn to swim and competitive training environment.

A community-based facility, CGGS Aquatic Centre provides a range of tailored teaching, coaching and fitness programs for all ability levels.

A unique curriculum provides balanced learning outcomes where water safety and swimming provide a foundation for pathways to fitness, squad and competitive programs.

The program places a spotlight on education, where knowledge, skill and understanding are essential learning outcomes for safer participation in water sport and activity.

The Centre will open with the following:

CGGS Aquatic Swim School
> School-Aged Learn to Swim
> School-Aged Swimming & Water Safety
> Junior to Advanced Squad Levels

CGGS Aquatic Swim Club
> Competitive Swim Club

A team of fully qualified swimming professionals will work under the leadership of Peter Kitney, CGGS Aquatic Program Manager and Head Swim Coach.

Our Team

The passionate and committed CGGS Aquatic Centre Team encourage an open and transparent relationship, listening and responding to individual needs, expectations and feedback.

CGGS Aquatic Centre is an AUSTSWIM recognised centre.All staff are qualified AUSTSWIM teachers and are accredited with The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teacher’s Association (ASCTA) – the peak body within Australia. Our coaches are dedicated to teaching excellence, with a focus on service that listens, responds and respects the individual.

Peter Kitney

Aquatic Program Manager / Head Swim Coach

Peter’s primary role is to oversee the CGGS Aquatic program in its entirety. He is a highly credentialed ASCTA Coach and a registered course presenter with Swimming Victoria.

He has 10 years experience as a Head Swim Coach, working across a number of swim clubs and organisations. More recently, Peter was Head Coach of EC Waves. He has worked alongside numerous Australian Hi-Performance Coaches and has coached swimmers to compete at State Age/Open and National Age/Open Championship level, and has produced many State medallists, District Age/Open Champions and Victorian Development Squad representatives. For four consecutive years between 2010 – 2013, Peter was awarded the Australian Swimming JX Coaching Achievement Award, in recognition of his work coaching junior swimmers in the top 30% of swimmers nationally.

Before taking on the role at CGGS Aquatic Centre, Peter was employed as the Head Swim Coach of Camberwell Girls Grammar School for 3 years.

Lisa Williams

Swim School Coordinator

Lisa Williams has over 6 years of Swim school management experience and her primary role will be overseeing and running the CGGS Aquatic Swim School Learn to Swim Program.

Lisa is Austswim qualified and has been teaching in aquatics for over 8 years across a number of swim schools. Lisa qualifications include Infant & Preschool Aquatics and Access and Inclusion. Over the last few years , Lisa has had the opportunity to further develop her knowledge and understanding, not only in stroke development and the individual needs of every student and their families, but in the importance of water safety and personal survival.

Lisa also has extensive experience in coordinating school swimming programs, her previous role was at Doncaster Aquarena.

Our Values

As a caring community
we highly value:

Integrity / Our actions reflect our words.

Commitment / Providing students with valued learning outcomes.

Respect / For one and all; where learning is tailored to the individual.

Courage / To challenge your limits.