Many schools in Queensland will run swimming carnivals and meets as part of their school sport program. These are organised by an individual school or their governing body. Whilst school swimming is separate from club swimming, there are some school swimming meets which are approved by Swimming Queensland (SQ). This means results from these meets can be uploaded into an individual's Swim Central results and used to qualify for future meets and development opportunities.
- Information for Parents and Swimmers
- Currently Approved School Meets
- Information for Meet Organisers
For school swimming meet results to be included in Swim Central results, they must meet certain criteria and be considered an approved meet by Swimming Queensland.
Once the meet organiser has completed the approval process and received confirmation from Swimming Queensland, the meet will appear on our Currently Approved School Meets list below.
Permission to publish results in Swim Central
For your results from an approved school meet to be included in Swim Central results, you must have completed the relevant Department of Education's consent form. Your school will provide this to you and you'll need to return it to them.
Results appearing in Swim Central
After the meet, the organiser will provide Swimming Queensland with a copy of the results for publication and inclusion in Swim Central.
Once published, these results can then be used to enter meets and may be used as qualifying times for development programs. Please allow at least a week for results to appear in Swim Central.
Records at School Meets
It is possible to achieve Queensland and National records at an approved school meet. Please note, you will need to submit a record application form to Swimming Australia or Swimming Queensland should you believe that you have broken a record at a school meet.
Privacy and Accuracy Disclaimer
Swimming Queensland takes no responsibility for the publication of results from children who have not completed the relevant Department of Education's consent form. It is the sole responsibility of the meet organiser to ensure that the file submitted to Swimming Queensland is correct and any children who have not had parental consent given for their results to be published are removed from the file prior to sending it to Swimming Queensland. If a result is published in Swim Central that you believe should not be included, please contact us.
Swimming Queensland takes no responsibility for the incorrect publication of results from school meets. It is the sole responsibility of the meet organiser to ensure that all names and DOB’s are correct in the file submitted to Swimming Queensland. If a result from a school meet is not showing correctly, or missing from your Swim Central profile, please contact the meet organiser. They will need to provide an updated Team Manager (TM) file to Swimming Queensland to rectify the error.
Click here for a list of 2023 approved school meets.
We have created this handy booklet to help school meet organisers in understanding everything they need to know about getting their school meet approved by Swimming Queensland so that their participants may use their results to enter future Swimming Queensland meets.
This booklet also outlines what is required to request the use of Swimming Queensland's timing gear.
School Swimming FAQs
- What do I need to do to ensure my results will be uploaded into my Swim Central results profile?
- Are results from all School Swimming Meet results uploaded into Swim Central?
- My School Swimming results are not showing in my Swim Central profile, what should I do?
- It has been more than 2 days after the meet concluded, but the results aren't appearing in my Swim Central results profile, what should I do?
You will need to ensure you have completed and returned the Department of Education's "Acceptance of Invitation/Parental Consent Form (Swim)" to your School prior to the meet.
No, only certain School Swimming meets can apply to be an approved meet and have their results uploaded. Please refer to the list of approved school meets under ‘Currently Approved School Meets’ above and for more information refer to the School Swimming Booklet under 'Information for Meet Organisers' above.
Please contact us and we will do our best to get your results showing.
Unfortunately, sometimes School Meet Organisers are unable to get results to us within this timeframe due to unforeseeable circumstances. Please contact us if you need these results for qualification times immediately and we will do our best to get your results online.