Carnivals bring out the real Samford Stingrays team spirit. Wherever we go we put in a big effort with our enthusiasm, support for every member, encouragement and great sportsmanship.

Our club attends friendly carnivals, development meets and A-grade qualifying meets during the season. This is a fantastic way for the kids to practice all their hard work in training and at club nights, as well as showcase our talent with neighbouring clubs and at regional / state level meets.

With a wide range of events there is an opportunity for every member to get involved regardless of age or ability. Our club encourages every swimmer to have a go and join the team. Show your support!

How to nominate

Most clubs now accommodate online entries, where parents are able to directly nominate their children into meets and pay meet entry fees directly to the host club online.  Please click the relevant entry links below to navigate to the Online Meet Entry system.  If you need to know your child's username and password, please contact the Club Registrar to obtain it. 

Once all entries have been processed by the meet host, you will receive further information via email from the Host Club.  Eg. meet entry list, meet timeline, timekeeping roster, and other important notifications.  You may also receive communications from Samford if a large group is going and we are coordinating seating in the same place at the meet.

Please note that in nominating for a carnival you will most likely also be required for timekeeping duties on carnival day.  These are shared among attending Samford parents on a roster basis.

* NB - some meets are subject to qualifying times and/or Samford team selection as indicated.

2018-19 Carnival Calendar

The following carnivals are those that the club intends to target for 2018-19.  This calendar will be updated regularly. 

Open / Pending Carnivals

Meet Date
Meet Flyer
Entries Close
10 November 2018 Samford Team SC JAWS Friendly Meet, Everton Park     PDF  
25 November 2018



LC Long Course Preparation Meet, Lawnton 8 & Over No


12 November 2018
2 December 2018




The Lickiss Cup Friendly Meet, The Gap Swim Club

Now one session:

Warm-Up 12:00pm

Start Time 1:00pm

6 & Under to 13+

Distances are set by age.  



Event List

21 November 2018
19 January 2019 Pending LC Albany Creek Long Course Preparation Meet 8 & Over No Pending Pending
2-3 February 2019 Pending LC 2019 Brisbane Sprint Championships, Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler 8+ Years as at 2 February 2019


(indicative 2017 times)

Pending Pending
9 February 2019 Pending SC 2019 Bronte Barratt Shield, Samford Swim Club

All Ages

25m / 50m Events

No Pending Pending


Please note that additional carnivals are offered by Swimming QLD.  Refer to the QLD Happening Calendar for the full list of meets available.  If you would like to attend a meet that is not listed on the club calendar, please email the Race Secretary to coordinate your nominations.

  • Short Course (SC) – events swum in a 25m pool
  • Long Course (LC) – events swum in a 50m pool
  • Open Water (OW)
  • Qualifying Times (QT)