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.

2019-20 Carnival Calendar

The following carnivals are those available for swim club members to attend in 2019-20.  This calendar will be updated regularly. 

Open / Pending Carnivals

Meet Date
Meet Flyer
Entries Close
1 December 2019
The Lickiss Cup Friendly Meet, The Gap
Open to all club swimmers 25m & 50m events
20th November 2019
14-20 December 2019
Via Swim Central

QLD State Championships, Brisbane Aquatic Centre

Age 12 & Over
Meet Information 26 November 2019
18 January 2020
Nominate HERE
Preparation Meet, Nudgee College
8 Years & Over
PDF 6 January 2020
1-2 February 2020 Via Swim Central LC 2020 Brisbane Sprint Championships, Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler 8+ Years as at 1 February 2020



Program of Events

8 February 2020 Opening Soon SC 2020 Bronte Barratt Shield, Samford Swim Club

All Ages

25m / 50m Events

No PDF  
9 February 2020   LC Preparation Meet,  Brisbane Jets 8 & Over No    

15-16 February 2020

Via Swim Central LC 2020 RMHC QLD Sprint Championships, Chandler

10+ Years as at

15 February 2020



22-23 February 2020 Via Swim Central LC 2020 McDonald's Brisbane Junior Metropolitan Championships 8-12 Years as at 22nd February 2020



Program of Events

13-15 March 2020 Via Swim Central LC 2020 Vorgee Brisbane Senior Metropolitan Championships 13 Years to Open as at 13th March 2020 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)