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

Entry to most sanctioned swimming meets is via the Swim Central portal.

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.

2022-23 Carnival Calendar

The following carnivals are those available for swim club members to attend in 2022-23.  This calendar will be updated regularly. 

Open / Pending Carnivals

Meet Date
Meet Flyer
Closing Date
26-Feb-22 Closed SC 2022 GEELS Twilight Carnival   Suitable for age 7 & under, through to 14 & over. No

Flyer Here

Event List Here

6-Mar-22 Open HERE SC The Lickiss Cup - The Gap Gators Swim Club Suitable for age 6 & under through to 13 & over No

Flyer Here

Program of Events Here

Sunday 27 February
11-13 March 22 Open in Swim Central LC Brisbane Senior Metropolitan Championships Age 12+ Yes Meet Info 1-Mar-22


Please note that additional carnivals are offered by Brisbane Swimming and Swimming Queensland.  Refer to the Swimming Queensland Events, Brisbane Swimming Events, and  Approved Meet Calendar for the full list of meets available.  

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