McDonald's Queensland is the major sponsor of Swimming Queensland and supports all of our Championship events. 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’ve been a proud sponsor of Swimming Queensland since 2008; from grassroots programs all the way through to our next generation of elite swimmers.
In addition to our major events, McDonald's Queensland sponsors the following programs
- McDonald’s Athlete Development Squads
- McDonald's Participation & Improvement Programs
- Maccas Mini Meets
- McDonald’s Excellence Awards
- Officials & Volunteer Support
- McDonald’s Regional Support
Through McDonald’s support, Swimming Queensland is able to recognise, reward and develop athletes in their swimming journey. This provides pivotal development opportunities to the next generation of elite athletes throughout Queensland. Each year eligible athletes who meet the criteria set will be invited to attend activities to continue developing their abilities as part of the Swimming Queensland McDonald’s Development Squads.
The McDonald’s Participation and Improvement Programs help clubs encourage and recognise participation and improvement among their swimmers. Each season, clubs will set their McDonald’s Participation and Improvement Program targets. Swimmers who achieve these targets are entered into the major prize draw for the opportunity to win prizes for themselves, their Coach and their Club thanks to the support of McDonald’s.
Through the support of McDonald’s, Swimming Queensland offers Swim Schools the opportunity to host Macca’s Mini Meets, which help introduce swimming as a sport to children attending learn-to-swim classes. They are offered to swim schools as a great way to help introduce the joy of participating in a swimming carnival to their young students and encourage them to have fun in the water.
McDonald’s Excellence Awards recognise swimmers aged 9-13 for achieving a high standard of swimming excellence. This award encourages young swimmers to continue their excellent progress within the sport.
McDonald’s assists Swimming Queensland to recognise and support the officials and volunteers, who generously give up their time to make this sport so successful.
McDonald’s is also the major sponsor of Swimming Queensland’s seven Regional Associations, which enables our regions to deliver crucial development activities and championship events at a local level.