This Hall of Fame recognises outstanding achievements in swimming by past and present members of the Southside Aquatics Swim Club.
Luke swam at a number of International meets, including the following:
Luke first established himself as a swimmer at International level at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney in January 2009 Luke (18) was an individual gold medallist when he swam for Australia in the Australian Flippers team. Luke won a total of five medals (three gold, one silver, one bronze). His results were: Gold - 50m freestyle (AYOF record: 23.10) 100m freestyle; and 4x100m medley relay: Australia Gold team (Ben Edmonds, Nicholas Schafer, Phillip Butcher, Luke Kerswell); Silver - 4x100m freestyle relay: Australia Gold team (Mitchell Pryor, James Roberts, Luke Stirton, Luke Kerswell) ; Bronze - 200m freestyle.
Luke also competed at various Trials events:
Luke was a student at Redeemer Lutheran College, graduating class of 2009, and swimming as a member of Southside Aquatics for many years until retiring from swimming towards the end of 2012.
PAN PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES
A number of Southside Aquatics swimmers have competed at these Games since their inception in Brisbane in 1982 as a lead into the Commonwealth Games. The Games are an International event with school teams totaling around 4000 school-aged students aged between 10 – 19 years from as many as 35 nations participating in over 10 different sports at the highest level. It is the flagship event of School Sport Australia, which provides educational opportunities for Australian and international students through the conducting of games in a range of sports.
2015 - Michael NG (aged 17) - 4 Gold and 1 Silver medal. 2 individual Gold medals: 50m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke. 2 relay Golds: 4x50m Medley Relay and 4x100m Medley Relay. Individual Silver medal: 200m Individual Medley.
2015 - Hannah STEWART (aged 12) - 1 Gold medal and 5 silver medals. Relay Gold:
10-19 years 8x50m freestyle relay (record); individual Silver: 50m freestyle; 4 Relay Silver medals: 4x50m freestyle relay, 4x50m medley relay, 4x100m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay. Hannah also achieved individual 8th place in the final of the 100m freestyle.
2015 - Solomon COLEMAN (aged 16) – Bronze medal Mixed 16-19 200m medley relay Multi-Class (Breaststroke leg). Solomon also competed in the individual Boys 16-19 50m breaststroke Multi-Class, Boys 16-19 100m breaststroke Multi-Class and Boys 16-19 200 LC Meter Individual Medley Multi-Class, and also swam in the Qld team in the Mixed 16-19 200m freestyle relay Multi-Class.
2015 – Keely STEWART (aged 14) - Bronze medal: 4x50m medley relay. Individual 12th place as a reserve in the final 50m butterfly, and in the 4x50m freestyle relay.
2015 – Kira GIBBS (aged 17) - competed in the 200m breaststroke and 4x50m freestyle Relay.
Trials for Olympics / Commonwealth Games
AGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS:
15 yrs MC SB14 100m Breaststroke
15 yrs MC SB14 50m Breaststroke
13 yrs 400m Freestyle Australian Record 4:05.47
13yrs 200m Freestyle
13yrs 800m Freestyle
13 yrs 100m Butterfly
QUEENSLAND STATE CHAMPIONS
50m Backstroke (SC)
50m Breaststroke (SC)
17 -18 yrs 100m Freestyle (SC)
17-18 yrs 50m Breaststroke (SC)
16 yrs 1500m Freestyle
50m Freestyle (SC)
100m Freestyle (SC)
200m Freestyle (SC)
100m Individual Medley (SC)
200m Individual Medley (SC)
200m Breaststroke (SC)
50m Butterfly (SC)
100m Butterfly (SC)
200m Butterfly (SC)
Open Mens 100m Individual Medley(SC)
13 yrs 100m Freestyle
13 yrs 200m Freestyle
13 yrs 400m Freestyle
13 yrs 800m Freestyle
13 yrs 50m Freestyle (SC)
13 yrs 100m Freestyle (SC)
13 yrs 200m Freestyle (SC)
13 yrs 400m Freestyle (SC)
18 yrs 100m Backstroke (SC) Queensland record 53.20
18 yrs 50m Backstroke (SC)
18 yrs 200m Backstroke (SC)
18 yrs 50m Butterfly (SC)
18 yrs 200m Individual Medley (SC)
14 yrs 100m Freestyle
14 yrs 200m Freestyle
14 yrs 400m Freestyle
14 yrs 1500m Freestyle
14 yrs 100m Freestyle (SC) Queensland record 52.09
14 yrs 200m Freestyle (SC) Queensland record 1:51.50
14 yrs 400m Freestyle (SC) Queensland record 3:59.20
15 yrs 100m Butterfly
15 yrs 100m Freestyle (SC)
15 yrs 200m Freestyle (SC)
12 yrs 400m Individual Medley (SC)
16 yrs 100m Freestyle (SC)
14 yrs 200m Butterfly
QUEENSLAND OPEN WATER CHAMPIONS
16 yrs Mens 10km Open Water
14 yrs Mens 5km Open Water
Other RECORD HOLDERS
10yrs & Under 200m Backstroke (SC) 2.36.77
(event no longer held)
13 yrs 800m Freestyle 8:35.67
14 Years MultiClass SB14 50m Breaststroke 36.85
15 Years MultiClass SB14 50m Breaststroke 36.68
15 Years MultiClass SB14 100m Breaststroke 1:21.07
16 Years MultiClass SB14 50m Breaststroke 34.83