WHAT IS GB SWIM?
GB Swim is a private coaching service open to all ages and all skill levels in Queensland.
As an Olympic swimmer competing on the world stage, I am also passionate about helping younger generations achieve their goals in swimming. The sport of swimming has taught me a number of life lessons which I have found to build resilience, dedication, perseverance which I hope to instil into the young swimmers I am working with.
My private lessons on the Gold Coast & Brisbane cater to people of all ages and abilities. Having attained my teacher of competitive strokes through ASCTA I am qualified to teach all the strokes; Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle.
I will be using a number of techniques from my father who is a former Australian swimmer and a current Platinum Australian Swimming Coach. Swimmers will be required to bring there own swimwear & pool swimming gear such as fins, kickboard, googles/cap and sunscreen.
Who is Georgia Bohl?
Georgia Bohl is an Australian Breaststroke Swimmer, who in 2016 competed at her first Olympic Games at the age of 19. Georgia is coached by her father Michael Bohl, who is proudly recognised as one of Australia’s greatest swim coaches and is also a former Australian swimmer.
Her promising career began in 2015 when she won her first-ever national title in the 100m breaststroke at the Australian short-course championships. Following on from these results, in 2016 she won her first long course national title in the 100m breaststroke again, at the national championships, where she set a new personal best. She swam easily under the required time, qualifying and scoring herself a spot on her first Olympic swim team. At the summer Olympics in 2016, Georgia competed in the 100m and 200m breaststroke. It wasn’t until a few years later, that Georgia claimed herself an early 21st present, winning her first international medals & breaking records at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Georgia faced many setbacks early on in her career, which is something that she has truly grown from, and made her quite tenacious. Setbacks like missing teams, and sustaining injury after injury, are all challenges that Georgia has had to overcome in order to be the best athlete that she can be. One of the biggest turning points in her career was missing the Australian team in the year leading up to the Olympics. She knew that it was now or never, she needed to train as hard as she could and string together months and months of hard work because opportunities like the Olympics don’t come around every year. Georgia gave herself the best chance possible by training harder than she had ever done before, and thankfully her determination paid off.