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2022 Patron Shield

Each year the following regions meet to compete for the Patron Shield

  • Swimming Gold Coast 

  • Brisbane Swimming Association

  • Wide Bay Swimming Association

  • Darling Downs Regional Swimming Association

The event for 2022 is to be conducted by Swimming Gold Coast at the Bond University Aquatic Centre on Sunday September 18th. Map Link

The SGC team has been selected and all swimmers accepted - ALL further information will be supplied on the SGC TeamApp, through the Patron Shield Access Group - If you are in the Patron Shield Team, please make sure you have accepted the invitation to join, or requested to join the Patron Shield Access Group.

This is an “invitation only” event - Emails will be sent out approximately 16th August

Swimmers are invited by GCRSA to swim for the Gold Coast Region team, and the selection of the swimmers is at the discretion of the Swimming Gold Coast executive committee. The criteria, this year, will be based on meet results from the Swimming Gold Coast short course season, as follows (Swimmers must have swam a minimum of 1 of the below Gold Coast meets):

  • SGC Championship - 12th & 13th March 2022

  • Southport Olympic Development Meet – 4th June 2022

  • SGC Preparation Meet - 18th June 2022

  • Helensvale Transition Meet – 3rd July 2022

  • All Saints Transition Meet – 18th July 2022

  • SGC SC Championships – 30th & 31st July 2022

The following Swimming Queensland Meets will also be taken into consideration:

  • 2022 Speedo Short Course Preparation Meet - 9th - 10th July 2022

  • McDonald's QLD State Short Course Championships - 12th - 14th August 2022


Swimmers that are available and have met the initial criteria (at least top 4 in the region in any given event) in multiple events will be given preference. If availability dictates that we need to expand the criteria, then this will be done. The selection of the team is at the discretion of the SGC development Sub-Committee.

Please refer to your swimmers coach in the first place for any questions related to selection criteria.















The Patrons Shield will be awarded, to the Team with the highest total points, on the following basis:

  • Individuals: 1st – 8 points; 2nd – 7 points; 3rd – 6points; 4th – 5 points; 5th – 4 points; 6th – 3 points; 7th – 2 points; 8th – 1 point.

  • Relays: Double points of those for Individual Events.


For any further information, please contact the development team:

Rules and Conduct of the meet:

  • Competitors must be between the ages of 9 and 13 as at day of competition, 18th September 2022.

  • Swimmers can complete in a maximum of 3 individual and 2 relay events.

  • Freestyle relays are 10x25m and must consist of (2) swimmers from each age group - 9’s to 13’s. (Starting order is at the discretion of the Team Managers).

  • Regions may nominate two Relay Teams (A&B) for the 10x25m relays and for the aged (4 x 50m) medley relays and points will be awarded to all teams.

  • Multi Class events for swimmers 15 years and under, with a maximum of 4 individual events and 1 relay.

  • SQ rules apply, any disputes will be adjudicated by the Meet Referee.

  • This is a Short Course Qualifying Meet.

Links for swimmers Invited Only

Patron Shield Confirmation Form - Link removed

Patron Shield Medical Form - Link removed

Patron Shield Sizing Guide - Link removed

Patron Shield Team Elite Uniform Ordering - Link removed

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