2019 McDonald's Queensland Championships

Date & Time
Sat, 14/12/2019 to Fri, 20/12/2019

Event Details

Welcome to the 2019 McDonald's Queensland Championships event page. All event information can be found here using the accordion menu below.

Meet Information Book
  • Award Winners
  • McDonald's Swimmer of the Meet                                                                                                                         

    Elizabeth Dekkers (Newmarket Racers) Coaches: Steve & Bob Miller                         

    200m Butterfly 15 Years Australian Record                                                                                           2:08.51 

    200m Butterfly 15 Years Queensland Record                                                                                       2:08.51

    200m Butterfly 15 Years Queensland All-Comers Record                                                                2:08.51 


    McDonald's Age Group Swimmer of the Meet  

    Thomas Hauck (All Saints Gold Coast) Coach: Ken Sabotic                                                                              

    100m Backstroke 16 Years Queensland Record (H)                                                                            55.93    

    100m Backstroke 16 Years Queensland Record (F)                                                                             55.79

    100m Backstroke 16 Years Queensland All-Comers Record (H)                                                     55.93

    100m Backstroke 16 Years Queensland All-Comers Record (F)                                                      55.79

    200m Individual Medley 16 Years Queensland All-Comers Record                                              2:02.71 


    McDonald's SWD Swimmer of the Meet                                                                                                              

    Rowan Crothers (Yeronga Park) Coach: Robert Van der Zant

    100m Freestyle S10 51.47 (965 Points)                                                                                 


    McDonald's Country Swimmer of the Meet                                                                                                        

    Isaac Cooper (Toowoomba Grammar) Coach: Darren Stewart                                                                      

    100m Backstroke 15 Years Queensland Record                                                                                  

    2 Gold Medals

    Champion Awards


    Open - Jack McLoughlin (Chandler) Coach: Vince Raleigh
    Multi Class  - Liam Schluter (Kawana Waters) Coach: Michael Sage
    18 Years  - Mitchell Tinsley (Chandler) Coach: Vince Raleigh
    17 Years - Thomas Neill (Rackley) Coach: Damien Jones
    16 Years  - Thomas Hauck (All Saints) Coach: Ken Sabotic
    15 Years - Joshua Staples (St Peters Western) Coach: Dean Boxall
    14 Years  - Flynn Southam (Bond) Coach: Zander Hey
    13 Years - Ike Martinez (TAS) Coach: Duncan Todd
    12 Years - James Leigh (MCA) Coach: James Boyce


    Open - Kiah Melverton (TSS Aquatics) Coach: Chris Nesbeth
    Multi Class - Lakeisha Patterson (Belgravia) Coach: Harley Connolly
    18 Years - Abigail Schoorl (Bond) Coach: Richard Scarce
    17 Years - Lani Pallister    (Cotton Tree) Coach: Janelle Pallister
    16 Years - Jenna Forrester (St Peters Western) Coach: Dean Boxall
    15 Years  - Ella Ramsay (St Peters Western) Coach: John Gatfield
    14 Years - Tiana Kritzinger (Nudgee) Coach: David Proud
    13 Years - Taryn Roberts (Rocky City) Coach: Shane Kingston
    12 Years - Haylee Reid (Helensvale) Coach: Jon Cook

  • Live Stream Days 2-7
  • Live stream is available each session on days 2-7 and can be accessed here!

  • Timeline
  • This timeline is to be used as a GUIDE ONLY and actual start times of events may vary depending on a variety
    of circumstances on the actual day of competition.


  • Results
  • Ticketing Information (Including Pre-Orders)
  • Ticketing Information Document

    Online Tickets

    Single session admissions, multi-session admissions and full Championships programs can be pre-purchased online through Ticketbooth from now until the end of the Championships. Pre-purchasing your tickets online allows for a faster entry to the venue through our dedicated pre-purchased online tickets entry point. 

    You can also make a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities, the official charity of Swimming Queensland when purchasing tickets online. Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children being treated in nearby hospitals. Help them continue with their great work by making a donation during your purchase.

    Buy Tickets Online Now

    Swimming Queensland In-Office Ticket/Program Purchase

    Individuals and clubs are welcome to pre-purchase, using cash or debit/credit card, Relay Day tickets, multi-session passes, full programs and relay only programs, directly from the Swimming Queensland office from Monday 9th - Friday 13 December 2019, between 9am and 5pm. Please ensure that all pre-purchased tickets, passes and programs are kept safe as lost items cannot be replaced or refunded. We look forward to seeing you in the office! 

    Access the Swimming Queensland Office, either:

    • via the Eastern Concourse using a stairway, accessible through the first set of glass doors leading into the grandstand (outdoor pool side). The stairs lead to a hallway which leads to the SQ office.
    • via Reception, crossing the indoor 25m pool deck and proceeding up the stairs to the first door, which leads on to a hallway which leads to the SQ office.
  • Entry List
  • Please find below the Entry List for the 2019 McDonald's Queensland Championships. Please ensure you check that all your entries are correct. 

    All competitors must check their entries thoroughly and if any discrepancies are noted they must be submitted using the below form by Midnight, Sunday 1st December, 2019.

    Individual Entry List

    Entry Discrepancy Form

  • Ronald McDonald House Charity Donations
  • December 14th(Relay Day) will be a day for swimmers and their families to show their show their support for the amazing efforts of the Ronald McDonald House Charity® who are the official charity of Swimming Queensland. Ronald McDonald himself will be making an appearance and volunteers from the RMHC will be attending and collecting your donations on this day.   

    McDonald’s prides itself in playing an active role in supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children and celebrate kids having a great time playing sport! This is why they have been a proud sponsor of Swimming Queensland since 2008; from grassroots programs all the way through to our next generation of elite swimmers.

    As a way of showing our gratitude to this relationship and the importance of this charity, Swimming Queensland would like to offer an opportunity to provide non-perishable item donations and cash donations on the weekend of December 14th & 15th that will be provided to help families through the very busy time of Christmas and New Year. 

    In addition, for those buying online tickets to the event there is an option when purchasing online to make an additional cash donation as part of your order.

    Your donations will also help to show your appreciation for the role that the McDonald’s/Swimming Queensland partnership has played on your journey in the sport to this point and helping to make the McDonald’s Queensland Championships possible. 

    If you're keen to bring a donation on Relay Day, check out the RHMC Wish List here.

  • Event Parking Saturday & Sunday
  • On the Saturday and Sunday of this year's McDonald's Queensland Championships, an international cycling event is being held at the velodrome located in the Sleeman Centre complex. 

    As this will impact on parking at the venue, the Centre’s management has engaged traffic control personnel to assist patrons, including directing them where to park. 

    We strongly advise all people attending the swimming to allow extra time and, if possible, to consider car pooling. A dedicated 'Kiss & Ride' drop-off area will be available in Car Park 3 for vehicles not requiring parking.

  • Relay Change Forms
  • Changes BEFORE 12pm, Friday 13 December

    Any changes to the original relay team entry are requested to be submitted to the SQ Office by 12pm Friday 13 December via the online forms. Online relay change forms are available below. If there are no changes from the original entry, relay change forms are not required to be submitted.



    Changes AFTER 12pm, Friday 13 December

    Any changes to relay teams, including order, after 12pm, Friday 13 December MUST be lodged with the Timing Room Supervisor by 8:30am on Saturday, 14 December by the Club Team Managers. Regional Team Managers have until one (1) hour before the start of the Regional Relay competition.

    Download a hard copy relay change form after 12pm, Friday 13 December.

    Club Freestyle

    Club Medley

    Regional Freestyle

    Regional Medley

  • Event Pass Information
  • An Event Pass allows eligible people to gain free entry for each session and access to pool deck if required by displaying the provided pass. Club Team Managers are only eligible on Relays Day and are provided a different pass.

    Who is eligible to request an Event Pass?

    • International Team Support
    • Multi Class Swimmer Support
    • Club Team Manager (Relays Day Only)

    Click here to request an Event Pass

    Please note, submissions are required by 5PM on Wednesday, 11 December.

  • Speedo Swim Star Event
  • Swimming Queensland and Speedo are pleased to invite Speedo Swim Star recipients to attend a very special VIP event during the Finals Session on Sunday 15th December, during the 2019 McDonald’s Queensland Championships.

    Clubs have been asked to provide the invitation accessible below to each of their Club’s Speedo Swim Star recipients for the 2018-19 season.

    To RSVP, Speedo Swim Stars simply need to download their invitation and click the RSVP link by Monday 9 December at 5pm.

    2019 Speedo Swim Star Invitation

    Find out more about the Speedo Swim Star Program here.

  • H2grOw Information
  • Throughout the first two days of the 2019 McDonald’s Queensland State Championships, Swimming Queensland, in conjunction with The University of Sydney, will be continuing their research in the Project H2grOw initiative. This research involves tracking growth and maturation in developing swimmers and establishing solutions that account for that growth.

    H2grOw Testers will be situated in the Old Sleeman Gym, and are inviting any athlete aged 12-15 years to take part in the research. Also invited, are any athletes (regardless of their current age), that have previously taken part in the H2grOw project, for retesting. This will be of benefit to give the athletes further insight into their H2grOw development. 

    Click here for H2grOw - Invitation Form 

    Click here for H2grOw - Information Banner

    Click here for H2grOw - Example Report

  • Bio Island Junior Excellence Feature Clinics
  • Bio Island JX 2019/2020 QTs Announced

    During the 2019 McDonald's Queensland Championships, Swimming Queensland are running Bio Island Junior Excellence Feature Clinics on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th December, delivered by our fantastic Development Team! Eligible athletes were invited to register, and with a very quick response, both clinics reached their capacity.

    We look forward to hosting the lucky athletes and parents attending these clinics!

    Clinic Schedule

    1:30PM - Arrival and check-in (Theatre)
    1:45-2:15PM - Introduction and educational presentation
    2:15-4:45PM - Pool session (4 x group rotations)
    4:45-5:00PM - Photos & wrap-up
    6:00PM - Finals session starts

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