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 Amon Soerink, CGGS Aquatic Head Swim Coach.
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.
Head Swim Coach
Amon’s primary role is Head Swim Coach at CGGS. He works across all of our CGGS Aquatic squad programs and supports the school by coaching the CGGS senior school team.
Amon has had long history around the pool. He competed at State, National and International levels, where he was ranked fastest in both Victorian and Australia in his age group.
He has 8 years experience as a Head Swim Coach and has worked across a number of schools, Swim Clubs and organisations. Amon has had multiple swimmers breaking Victorian records and medaling in the State and National Championships.
Amon believes that the grass roots of swimming belong in Learn to Swim and is actively involved within the School Junior school PE Programs.
Amon holds his Silver coaching licence, Austswim Teacher and Assessor and is one of our qualified pool lifeguards.
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.