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Welcome to the March 29th edition of Club News!

Club News is designed to help Club Contacts stay updated with events, resources and important information relevant to their club and its members.  Club News will be delivered directly to your inbox fortnightly on a Friday.

We hope that you find this information useful and if you feel it is relevant to other committee members or your swimming community, please feel free to forward this on or share relevant articles on social media.

Have you heard about Swim Central?

Swim Central is the new online portal which will link all your interactions with swimming into one handy location – and it’s almost live in Queensland!

Swim Central is nearly ready to get racing, it’s lined up behind the blocks and waiting for the referee – we’re excited and hope you are too!

In Queensland, the Swim Central Pilot will be taking place in the FNQ Region only. All other regions will be joining FNQ in Swim Central in May this year! But, please ensure you don’t false start and jump in too early as all members will receive a ‘Welcome Email’ with clear instructions when Swim Central is ready for them.  

More information will continue to be sent out directly to club contacts and registrars; including FNQ specific communication regarding the upcoming pilot.

Click here to read previous communications!

It’s here - submit your Speedo Swim Star & McDonald’s Participation & Improvement recipients!!!

The time has come to submit the names of the members of your Club that have reached the McDonald’s Participation & Improvement targets your Club set for this season and/or received a Speedo Swim Star cap throughout the season.
Download Speedo Swim Star Cap recipients template here.
Download Participation & Improvement achievers
template here.
All completed nomination templates should be emailed to no later than Midnight 31 March 2019.
Remember, there’s a chance to win a share of $5,000 worth of prizes for our Participation & Improvement recipients and a $500 Speedo Pack for Swim Star recipients- so make sure you get their names in so they are entered into the competition!
For more information on the McDonald’s Participation & Improvement Program click here
For more information on the Speedo Swim Star Program click here

New Speedo Fastskins JUST LANDED at the SQ Swim Shop

They're calling it the best suit - made better....
 When you purchase a Speedo Pure Intent or Pure Valor Racing Suit you'll receive

 ⇢ FREE gift with purchase of new racing suit & goggles
⇢ PLUS! 10% off for SQ Members

 When you purchase a Speedo Pure Intent or Pure Valor Racing Suit AND Pure Focus Goggles, you'll go in the draw to win a visit from a Speedo Ambassador at your Club.
Shop Now!

Macca's Mini Meets

Swimming Queensland, with the support of our Major Sponsor, McDonald's, offer Swim Schools the opportunity to host a Macca’s Mini Meet. 

Macca's Mini Meets are novelty swim meets designed to introduce swim school students to the joy of racing in the pool, inspiring them to become better swimmers and are a great way for swim schools to give added value to their students. Each swimmer attending a Macca’s Mini Meet will receive a FREE Macca's Mini Meet Participant Pack, provided by Swimming Queensland and our major sponsor, McDonald's.

The Macca’s Mini Meet program is a great initiative for clubs to share with their local Swim School. Swimming Queensland would like to encourage all clubs to establish a relationship with their local Swim School/s.

Learn more here
Westfield Local Heroes grant program
We all know there's wonderful people who go above and beyond to make our Clubs and community a better place. Now is the time to shine the spotlight on them thanks to the Westfield Local Heroes grant program.

Westfield Local Heroes discovers and celebrates individuals who promote social wellbeing and/or harmony in our communities through their work, programs or activities, across one or more of the three social values of Family, Youth Opportunity and Inclusion.

Nominations for Westfield Local Heroes open until April 8th, with three finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation to support their work and programs.
Nominate Now

Upcoming SQ Events

2019 Speedo Short Course Preparation Meet
13-14 July 2019, Brisbane Aquatic Centre
2019 McDonald’s Queensland Short Course Championships
16-18 August 2019, Brisbane Aquatic Centre

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