Two legends of swimming at Brisbane Grammar School were inducted into the BGS Swimming Hall of Fame at the Grammar Only Night in late February. Each year the event brings the swimming community together to celebrate the past, present and future of BGS swimming.
Hosted by swimming MiC Matt Logan in the Great Hall, renowned BGS coach Alec Evans '58 and breaststroke champion Mark Riley '99, were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The pair were presented with a poster now displayed alongside other BGS swimming legends at the Indoor Sports Centre pool.
Evans coached the BGS swimming team to an incredible seven championships in a row during the 1970s as Head Swimming Coach. Up until the School's breakthrough win this year, he was the last coach to experience GPS success, a stretch that lasted 40 years.
Riley was Captain of BGS swimming in 1999 and won five individual events at the GPS championship. He went on to represent Australia with great success on the international swimming stage in breaststroke events.
Both men entertained the audience with tales from their time at BGS and words of inspiration for this year's GPS team. Words that may have contributed to the team's drought-breaking success at the championships less than a week later.