McDonald's Participation & Improvement

McDonald's Participation & Improvement

Swimming Queensland’s (SQ) major sponsor, McDonald’s, prides itself in playing an active role supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children and celebrate kids having a great time playing sport! 

Thanks to their support, 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. One target will be based on participation in club activities (McDonald’s Participation Program) and one will be based on personal improvement (McDonald’s Improvement Program).

Each season, Swimming Queensland will provide clubs with an allocation of McDonald’s Participation & Improvement posters for distribution to their swimming members along with a poster for their Club noticeboard - so that clubs can publish their targets for the season.

McDonald's Participation & Improvement Poster 2018

In March each year, clubs will submit the names of swimmers who achieved their Club’s participation and/or improvement targets for entry into the major prize draw. Prizes are supplied by McDonald’s and the SQ Swim Shop for swimmers, their Coach and their Club.

  • Major Prize Draw
  • Swimmers who achieve their Club’s participation and/or improvement target have the chance to win a share of $5,000 worth of prizes thanks to McDonald’s and Swimming Queensland. A Club Committee member must submit names of eligible swimmers by 31 March each year to be eligible for entry into the major prize draw.

    Swimmers who are selected in the major prize draw will also win the associated prize for their Coach and Club. Swimmers are selected randomly from all names submitted by participating clubs.
     

    Prizes

    Place

    Swimmer Prize

    Coach Prize

    Club Prize

    1st

    $600 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    $250 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    McDonald’s Marquee

    2nd

    $300 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    $200 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    McDonald’s Cooler Bag

    3rd

    $200 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    $150 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    McDonald’s Cooler Bag

    4th

    $100 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    $100 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    McDonald’s Cooler Bag

    5th

    $100 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    $100 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    McDonald’s Cooler Bag

    6th

    $100 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    $100 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    McDonald’s Cooler Bag

    7th

    $50 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    $250 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    McDonald’s Cooler Bag

    8th

    $50 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    $250 SQ Swim Shop Gift Card

    McDonald’s Cooler Bag


    Swimmers who are selected as part of the major prize draw will be notified, along with their Club. Prizes, along with a certificate of recognition, will be sent to the swimmer’s Club for them to present the prize to the swimmer and their Coach at a club night or other club event. Names of winners, their Coach and their Club will also be published below each year.

     

  • Setting Your Club’s Participation & Improvement Targets
  • It is up to your Club what they decide to make their participation and improvement targets each season. We suggest that your Club Committee sits down with your Club Coach to decide on the best targets for your swimmers.

    Below are some ideas on participation and improvement targets to get you thinking about what might suit your members. However, please note that each club is free to decide the criteria it uses.

     

    Remember:
    Each swimmer that achieves a participation and/or improvement target will qualify for entry into the major prize draw!

     

    Download Ideas for participation and improvement targets

     

    Once your Club has set their targets, make sure you let your members know what they are so they can begin working towards them as soon as possible!

     

    We’ll send your Club a poster for your Club noticeboard, along with your Club’s allocation of McDonald’s Participation and Improvement posters. So keep an eye out in the mail for them to arrive.

     

    McDonalds Participation & Improvement Noticeboard Poster for Clubs

     

    We’ve also got some handy resources below to help you share your Club’s targets and celebrate those that achieve them throughout the season.

  • Submitting Entries to the Major Prize Draw
  • As a club, it’s up to you how you choose to recognise each of the swimmers who achieve your Club’s participation and/or improvement targets. You might like to download our printable certificate and recognise them at a club night or special club event. We’ve also got a downloadable noticeboard template, where you can publish the names of swimmers who achieve your targets throughout the season or some suggestions for sharing their success on social media. All of which are available in the ‘Resources for clubs’ section below.

    Any swimmer who has achieved the participation and/or improvement targets your Club has set is also eligible to be entered into the Major Prize Draw for the chance to win a share in $5,000 of prizes.

     

    How to Enter:

    1. As a club you’ll set a ‘participation’ and an ‘improvement’ target. Make sure you share these targets with your Swimmers using the A2 poster we’ve sent you and the additional resources found in the ‘Resources for clubs’ section below.
    2. Keep track of who has achieved either of your Club’s targets throughout the season using the excel template available in the ‘Resources for clubs’ section below.
    3. We’ll contact you in early-March each year to submit your list of entries. 
    4. Make sure you’ve submitted all names of the swimmers that have achieved your Club’s participation and/or improvement targets to Swimming Queensland by midnight 31 March each year for them to be entered into the competition.
  • Resources for Clubs
  • To help clubs get their swimming members involved in the McDonald’s Participation & Improvement programs, as well as recognise swimmers throughout the season, we’ve created these handy resources!

    Download Participation & Improvement achievers excel template

    Printable McDonald’s Participation & Improvement Certificates 

    Noticeboard Word Template for Participation & Improvement Achievers 

     

  • Previous Participation & Improvement Program Winners

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