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2018 McDonalds Queensland Championships

The 2018 McDonald's Queensland Championships will kick off on Saturday 15th December with the Ronald McDonald House Charities Relay Day! It's the biggest day of the Championships and we can't wait! To make sure everyone has the information they need we've linked everything below, and include some important notices.








Program of Events Change - Wednesday 19 Decemeber

Please be advised that four events in the Heat Session on Wednesday 19th December have been altered.

These changes are due to the larger than expected entries to Women’s Open 1500m and Men’s Open 800m Freestyle events.

Please note, the Wednesday 19th December Finals Session will run as per the original Program of Events with Events 131 and 132 FIRST from 6pm and Events 159 and 160 beginning at approximately 8:19pm

Thank for your understanding in this matter.


Pool Deck Traffic Flow

Please note that there will be a change to the Traffic Flow on pool deck (both indoor and outdoor) during the 2018 McDonald's Queensland Championships. With some access points one-way only. Please make yourself aware of this flow prior to the Championships if you will be accessing pool deck. Download a copy here.

Q Swim – an innovative app with great features!

Some invitations have already been sent and more will be coming throughout the season!

This season, Swimming Queensland have joined with Australian Swim Team Physiotherapist Tom Barton to launch an innovative app – Q Swim. The Q Swim App was created by Tom to help coaches assess, track and address body position out of the pool. As an introductory offer, eligible* swimmers and coaches will receive the Q Swim App for free for the 2018/2019 swimming season. The free access will be until 30 June 2019.

Eligible swimmers need to be:

 Eligible coaches need to be:

Some of the key features include:

The Q Swim app has been extensively field tested with coaches, physios and athletes testing the beta version.

Read all about it here.

Technology Changes are Coming!

We are pleased to advise that some significant technology changes are underway!  Swim Central will replace the current ClubLANE / MyLANE system.  Interact Sport will now host the free Club/Region websites.  We’re extremely grateful for the advice, guidance and investment made by Optus in these projects which enables the sport we love to transform and makes it easier to be involved. Click here to read everything you need to know.

Queensland Team Announced!

We are delighted to announce the Queensland Team who will compete at the 2018 State Teams Championships in Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport from Wednesday, 3 October to Friday, 5 October 2018.

Australian States and Territories go head-to-head in this annual, team-based competition, at the Australian Institute of Sport.

This event was first held in 2009, and following its huge success, has been an integral part of the National swimming calendar ever since. 2018 will mark its tenth year, and the team will have the chance to be a part of history as Queensland attempts to secure yet another victory. To date, Queensland is the only State to ever win this event!



Award recipients announced!

Congratulations to all the 2018 McDonald's Queensland Short Course Championships award recipients. 

Female Swimmer of the Meet

Sophie Martin (Brisbane Grammar)

Coached by: Hiromi Barnett

Male Swimmer of the Meet

Jake Goldsworthy (Acacia Bayside)

Coached by: Shaun Crow

Age Group Swimmer of the Meet

Amelia Cescotto (St Peters Western)

Coached by: Dean Boxall

Country Swimmer of the Meet

Isaac Cooper (Fairymead)

Coached by: Paul Simms

SWD Swimmer of the Meet

Jake Michel (Carina Leagues CJ's)

Coached by: Brian Glass


All recipients, their coach and their club have been contacted directly by email.

Pan Pacs Success for Queenslanders

Huge congratulations to all swimmers and coaches who competed in Tokyo and Cairns over the last few days at the Pan Pacs! Special congratulations to all our Queenslanders on their amazing achievements! See results summary from our Queenslanders below.

Open Water Results

Swimmer Club Event Results
Kareena Lee Noosa 10km Silver
Chelsea Gubecka Kawana Waters 10km 7th
Nick Sloman Noosa 10km Bronze


Tokyo Pool Results

Men 4x100m Medley Bronze 3:30.52 Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western), Jake Packard (USC Spartans) and Grant Irvine (Griffith University)
Women 4x100m Medley Gold 3:52.74 (CR) Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar), Emma McKeon (Griffith University) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)
Men 4x100m Freestyle Silver 3:12.53 Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western), Alexander Graham (Bond), James Roberts (Somerset (Gold Coast))
Women 4x100m Freestyle Gold 3:31.58 (CR) Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar), Shayna Jack (Chandler), Emma McKeon (Griffith Univesity) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)
Men 4x200m Freestyle Silver 7:04.70 Clyde Lewis (St Peters Western), Alexander Graham (Bond) and Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western)
Women 4x200m Freestyle Gold 7:44.12 (CR) Ariarne Titmus (St Peters Western), Emma McKeon (Griffith University), Mikkayla Sheridan (USC Spartans) and Madeline Groves (Giffith University)
Mixed 4x100m Medley Gold 3:38.91 Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western), Jake Packard (USC Spartans), Emma McKeon (Griffith University) and Cate Campbell (Chandler)


Swimmer Club Event Results  
Alexander Graham Bond 200m Freestyle 5th  
Ariarne Titmus St Peters Western 400m Freestyle Silver  
800m Freestyle Silver  
Cate Campbell Chandler 50m Freestyle Gold CR
100m Freestyle Gold CR
Clyde Lewis  St Peters Western 200m Individual Medley 6th  
200m Freestyle 7th   
David Morgan TSS Aquatic 100m Butterfly 5th   
200m Butterfly 4th   
Elijah Winnington Bond 400m Freestyle 2nd (B Final)  
200m Freestyle 4th (B Final)  
Emily Seebohm Brisbane Grammar 200m Backstroke 6th  
100m Backstroke Silver  
Emma McKeon Griffith University 50m Freestyle Bronze  
100m Butterfly Bronze  
100m Freestyle 1st (B Final)  
Grant Irvine Griffith University 100m Butterfly 4th   
Jack Cartwright St Peters Western 50m Freestyle 6th (B Final)  
100m Freestyle Silver  
Jack Mcloughlin Chandler 800m Freestyle Bronze  
400m Freestyle Gold  
1500m Freestyle Bronze  
Jake Packard USC Spartans 100m Breaststroke Silver  
James Roberts Somerset (Gold Coast) 50m Freestyle 5th (B Final)  
Kareena Lee Noosa 1500m Freestyle 4th  
Kaylee McKeown USC Spartans 200m Backstroke 5th   
100m Backstroke 5th   
Kiah Melverton TSS Aquatic 1500m Freestyle Silver  
400m Freestyle 1st (B Final)  
800m Freestyle 4th  
Laura Taylor TSS Aquatic 200m Butterfly 5th   
100m Butterfly 4th (B Final)  
Leiston Pickett Southport Olympic 100m Breaststroke 5th (B Final)  
Madeleine Gough  TSS Aquatic 400m Freestyle 4th   
1500m Freestyle 6th  
800 Freestyle 7th   
Mikkayla Sheridan USC Spartans 200m Freestyle 6th   
200m Backstroke 4th (B Final)  
400m Freestyle 4th (B Final)  
Mitch Larkin St Peters Western 200m Backstroke 4th  
200m Individual Medley Silver  
100m Backstroke Bronze  
Shayna Jack Chandler 50m Freestyle 1st (B Final)  
100m Freestyle 5th  
Zac Stubblety-Cook West Brisbane 200m Breastroke Silver  
100m Breaststroke 1st (B Final)  
CR - Championships Record      


 Cairns Medallists

Swimmer Club Event Result
Blake Cochrane  USC Spartans SM8 200m Individual Medley Bronze 
SB7 100m Breaststroke Gold 
Braedan Jason  USC Spartans S13 50m Freestyle Gold 
S13 100m Butterfly Gold 
S13 400m Freestyle  Gold 
Brenden Hall  Lawnton S9 100m Butterfly Silver 
S10 50m Freestyle Bronze 
S9 400m Freestyle  Gold 
Daniel Fox  USC Spartans S14 200m Freestyle Silver
Ellie Cole  USC Spartans S9 100m Backstroke Gold 
S9 100m Freestyle Gold 
S9 400m Freestyle Gold 
Grant Patterson  Central Cairns S3 50m Freestyle Gold 
S3 150m Individual Medley Gold 
S3 50m Backstroke  Gold 
SB2 50m Breaststroke Gold 
S3 200m Freestyle  Gold 
Jacob Templeton  USC Spartans S13 100m Butterfly Silver 
S13 50m freestyle Bronze
S13 100m Backstroke Silver 
SM13 200m Individual Medley Bronze 
S13 400m Freestyle Silver
Katja Dedekind  USC Spartans S13 100m Backstroke Gold 
SM12/13 200m Individual Medley Bronze 
S13 400m Freestyle Silver 
Keira Stephens  Fraser Coast SB9 100m Breaststroke  Silver 
Lakeisha Patterson  Lawnton S8 50m Freestyle Gold 
S8 100m Butterfly Silver 
S8 100m Backstroke Gold 
SM8 200m Individual Medley Silver 
S8 100m Freestyle Silver 
S8 400m Freestyle Gold 
Liam Schluter  Kawana Waters S14 100m Backstroke Bronze 
SM14 200m Individual Medley Bronze 
S14 200m Freestyle Gold 
Logan Powell  USC Spartans S9 100m Backstroke Silver 
S9 400m Freestyle Silver 
Monique Murphy  Lawnton S10 400m Freestyle  Silver 
Paige Leonhardt  Yeronga Park S10 100m Butterfly Silver 
S10 100m Freestyle Bronze 
SB9 100m Breaststroke  Gold 
Rachel Watson  Chandler S4 50m Freestyle Gold 
SB3 50m Breaststroke Bronze 
Rick Pendleton  Genesis SB9 100m Breaststroke Gold 
Rowan Crothers  Yeronga Park S10 50m freestyle Silver 
S10 100m Freestyle Gold 
S10 400m Freestyle Gold



34-point Men 4x100m Freestyle Rowan Crothers (Yeronga Park)  Gold 
34-point Women 4x100m Freestyle Ellie Cole (USC Spartans), Paige Leonhardt (Yeronga Park) and Lakeisha Patterson (Lawnton)  Gold
34-point Women 4x100m Medley  Ellie Cole (USC Spartans), Paige Leonhardt (Yeronga Park) and Lakeisha Patterson (Lawnton)  Gold 
56-point Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Liam Schluter (Kawana Waters) and Daniel Fox (USC Spartans)  Gold 
34-point Men 4x100m Medley Rick Pendleton (Genesis)  Gold 
20-point Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle Rachael Watson (Chandler) and Grant Patterson (Central Cairns)  Silver 


Shout out to our Queenslander swimmers who were part of Swimming Australia's Development Team at the Para Pan Pacs. The team included:

Jake Michel (Carina Leagues)

Madeleine McTernan (TSS)

Jack Ireland (UQ)

Nathan Jason (USC Spartans)

McDonalds Qld continues its support for Swimming Qld

McDonald's Qld recently announced its renewal as a major sponsor of Swimming Qld and has pledged its commitment to help kids live a more balanced, active and enriched lifestyle.  McDonald’s has been a proud partner of Swimming Queensland since 2008 and will continue to support Metropolitan and Regional Associations across a variety of initiatives. 

By participating in swimming, children are encouraged to lead active lifestyles, learn and develop skills, and to have fun when competing in sport. As a major sponsor, McDonald’s Queensland will continue to help deliver a wide range of participation and development activities from grassroots, all the way through to the next generation of elite swimmers. Swimming Queensland is also proud to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities and looks forward to supporting this wonderful charity at the major championships.

The Board, staff of Swimming Queensland, and the Management Committees of our Regional Associations, would like to thank McDonald’s Queensland for its ongoing and vital support. You can read more about McDonald’s support of Swimming Queensland here.

Congratulations 2018 Australian Junior Teams

Australian Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires, Argentina 6-8 October)


Joseph Jackson (Brisbane Grammar)

Chelsea Hodges (Southport Olympic)

Kaylee McKeown (USC Spartans)

Michaela Ryan (St Peters Western)


Australian Oceania Championships (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (24-29 June)


Aaron Mansfield (Kawana Waters)

Lachlan Colquhoun (TSS)

Rebecca Jacobson (Albany Creek)

Sharni Robinson (St Peters Western)

Phoebe Walker (St Peters Western)

Ebony Blackstone (Yeronga Park)

Phoebe Hines (Mountain Creek Mooloolaba)


Richard Sleight (Albany Creek)

Rob Van Der Zant (Yeronga Park)

 Image: @tomtomahawkhauck

2018 Australian Junior Pan Pacs Team (Suva, Fiji 23-27 August)


Sean Eels (Southport Olympic)

Justin Bell (Rackley)

Janelle Pallister (Alexandra Headland)


Jenna Forrester Coached by: Dean Boxall (St Peters Western)

Chloe Gubecka Coached by: Michael Sage (Kawana Waters)

Ty Hartwell Coached by: Shane Kingston (Rocky City)

Thomas Hauck Coached by: Ken Sabotic (All Saints)

Chelsea Hodges Coached by: Sean Eels (Southport Olympic)

Joseph Jackson Coached by: David Lush (Brisbane Grammar)

Eliza King Coached by: Damien Jones (Rackley)

Thomas Neill Coached by: Justin Bell (Rackley)

Max Osborn Coached by: Chris Nesbit (TSS)

Lani Pallister Coached by: Janelle Pallister (Alexandra Headland)

Georgia Powell Coached by: Steve Miller (Newmarket)

Michaela Ryan Coached by: Dean Boxall (St Peters Western)

Emma Siddle Coached by: Sean Eels (Southport Olympic)

Kara Svenson Coached by: Elisha Hunt (East Brisbane)


Find Out Why Everyone Loves Optus Junior Dolphins!

It's not only Queensland kids who are loving being a part of the national participation program - Optus Junior Dolphins! Queensland parents are loving the benefits for their young swimmers and Queensland Clubs and Coaches are getting behind the fun of Optus Junior Dolphins and loving the positive impact it is having at all levels! 

Australian Dolphins Swim Team member, Clyde Lewis, is also excited about the program – Optus Junior Dolphins!

Check out our four videos, so you can find out what Kids, Parents, Clubs and Coaches as well as Australian Dolphins Swim Team Member, Clyde Lewis, have to say about Optus Junior Dolphins and why they love it.

Acces the videos from this link: https://qld.swimming.org.au/optus-junior-dolphins-videos.html 

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