St Peters Lutheran College Springfield’s pride, Olympian Mollie O’Callaghan, is set to make waves once more as she headlines the 2022 QGSSSA Swimming Championships.
Fresh from her successful Tokyo Olympics stint, O’Callaghan will be competing for the Mollie Gould Cup on the 16th of March 2022 at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre. Joining her in the Saints’ elite girls swimming squad are Ainsley Trotter, Amelia Weber, Ella Ramsay, Jaclyn Barclay, Jamie Perkins, and Semra Olowniyi.
O’Callaghan was recently awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on Australia Day in recognition of her two gold medals and one bronze finish at the 2020 Summer Olympics; she was the youngest member of the Australian swimming team.
O’Callaghan bagged the gold medal in the 4×100 medley relay and the freestyle relay as a heat swimmer and was also part of the 4×200-m relay team that took home the bronze medal. She also broke the world junior record in the 200m freestyle.
But whilst the odds are in favour of St Peters Lutheran College given their formidable lineup, other stellar athletes and rising stars including the likes of Tribeca Liu of St Hilda’s, Brisbane State High School’s Hannah Allen and St Margaret’s Sophie Martin are sure to give the Saints some fierce competition.
The 87th Annual Swimming Championships will also feature for the first time, four open multi-class events for swimmers with a disability. The four events are the Open 50-m Freestyle Multiclass, Open 50-m Breaststroke Multiclass, Open 50-m Butterfly Multiclass, and Open 100-m Freestyle Multiclass.
The 2022 QGSSSA Swimming Championships will be streamed live via Clutch. Triple Australian Olympian and St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Alumni, Bronte Barratt, will be co-commenting with Joel Murray this year’s live stream production.