Pymble welcomes the NSW Institute of Sport and Cate and Bronte Campbell
Saturday 1 September, 2018
Pymble Ladies’ College is delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS). In conjunction with Knox Grammar School, the College is proud to be selected as the home of NSWIS’s new Northern Metro high performance swimming hub.
Simon Cusack, who is one of Australia’s top-performing swim coaches and has twice been named Australian Swimming Coach of the Year, will lead the team which includes his athletes, Olympic champions Cate and Bronte Campbell. Commencing in early 2019, the NSWIS team will train alongside the highly-regarded coaches and squads already operating at the Pymble and Knox pools.
Pymble Ladies’ College Principal, Mrs Vicki Waters said the partnership with NSWIS supported the strategic aim of the College to forge partnerships with external experts that can extend student learning and growth, as well as staff professional development.
“Pymble has a long and proud history of sporting and academic excellence – it’s in our DNA to value both equally; we firmly believe that one complements the other,” said Mrs Waters.
“Cate and Bronte Campbell are fantastic role models for our Pymble girls, and we are very excited to welcome them to our community.”
“By providing the facilities for the New South Wales Institute of Sport squad, not only do our swimmers and coaches have the opportunity to learn and grow from someone of Simon Cusack’s calibre, but they will have the opportunity to train side-by-side with some of the best and emerging talent in the field,” Mrs Water said.
The partnership with NSWIS bolsters an existing program of alignments Pymble has forged with sporting professionals including the Macquarie University Sydney Rays Rugby Sevens players and coaches and the Women’s International Cricket League. Pymble’s exceptional coaching team includes ex-Wallaby Julian Huxley as Head Coach of Rugby Sevens and Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor as Head Sprints Coach.
Pymble’s Aquatic and Fitness Centre was officially opened in 2016 to commemorate the Centenary of the College. The Olympic-sized 50-metre pool is the centre of Pymble’s new state-of-the-art Aquatic and Fitness Centre, which also includes strength and conditioning equipment, physiotherapy and massage rooms as well as exercise physiology, sports psychology and rehabilitation services.