Carnivals

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.
 

2017-18 Carnival Calendar

The following carnivals are those that the club intends to target for 2016-17.  This calendar will be updated regularly. 
 

Open & Recent Carnivals

Meet Date
Status
Course
Meet
Details
QT
Meet Flyer
Entries Close
19 November 2017
Closed
LC Lawnton Long Course Preparation Carnival 8+ Years No PDF 6 Nov
26 November 2017
Closed
SC
Lickiss Cup Friendly Meet, The Gap
Open to all swimmers participating in 25m+
No
17 Nov
2 December
Open HERE
SC
Commercial Short Course Transition Meet
Age 8+
No
Meet Details

27 Nov

2 December
Open HERE
LC
Acacia Bayside IM Champ Development Meet
All Ages - 25m/50m and IM events
No
26 Nov
9-15 December
Open ONLINE
LC
2017 Queensland Championships
Age 12+
21 Nov
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 January 2018
Pending
LC
Albany Creek LC Sprint Preparation Meet
 
 
 
 
3-4 February 2018
Pending
LC
2018 Brisbane Sprint Championships
 
 
 
 
10 February 2017
Pending
SC
2018 Bronte Barratt Shield, Samford
Open to all swimmers participating in 25m+
 
 
 
11 February 2018
Pending
LC
Nudgee LC Preparation Meet
 
 
 
 
17-18 February 2018
Pending
LC
2018 Queensland Sprint Championships
 
 
 
 
23-25 February 2018
Pending
LC
2018 Brisbane Senior Metropolitan Championships
 
 
 
 
3 March 2018
Pending
SC
J.A.W.S Friendly Meet, Everton Park
Subject to team selection
 
 
 
10-11 March 2018
Pending
LC
2018 Brisbane Junior Metropolitan Championships
 
 
 
 
23-24 March 2018
Pending
SC
2018 Samford Swim Club Championships
Open to all competitive registered members of the Club
 
 
 

 

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)