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
19 January 2019



LC Albany Creek Long Course Preparation Meet 8 & Over No PDF 8th January 2019 10:59PM
2-3 February 2019 Entries CLOSED LC 2019 Brisbane Sprint Championships, Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler 8+ Years as at 2 February 2019


Event List

Event Details

22nd January 2019 10:59PM
9 February 2019 Samford Entries Open CLOSED SC 2019 Bronte Barratt Shield, Samford Swim Club

All Ages

25m / 50m Events

No PDF 1st February 2019
10 February 2019 Entries CLOSED LC Somerville House Long Course Preparation Meet 8 & Over No PDF 29th January 5pm

16-17 February 2019

Entries CLOSED LC 2019 RMHC QLD Sprint Championships, Chandler

10+ Years as at

16 February 2019


Program of Events

Entry Details

5th February 2019
23-24 February 2019 Entries CLOSED LC 2019 McDonald's Brisbane Junior Metropolitan Championships 8-12 Years as at 23rd February 2019 PDF

Program of Events

Event Details

12th February 2019
15-17 March 2019 Entries Open HERE LC 2019 Vorgee Brisbane Senior Metropolitan Championships 13 Years to Open as at Friday 15th March 2019 PDF

Program of Events

Event Details

5th March 2019


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)