The Interhouse Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday 1 March 2019 at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler. Students will travel to the carnival by bus, with the first wave of buses leaving the School at 7 am.
Students required to travel to the centre on the 7 am buses include:
- Competitors in Event 1 (50m Freestyle Championship—heats)
- Competitors in Events 2–30 (All Backstroke and Breaststroke events)
- All Year 9 and Year 12 students.
All remaining students in Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 will catch the 8.20 am buses.
The carnival is a whole-school event and students attend as they would on any other school day. It presents an opportunity for girls to participate and involve themselves with their peers and fellow House members. This carnival is a valuable experience for competitive swimmers, social swimmers and non-swimmers alike.
Parents and supporters are invited to attend the carnival, commencing at 8.30 am with the heats of the 50m Freestyle Championship. All events and presentations will conclude by 2.15 pm.
Students are permitted to wear their Girls Grammar sports uniform with black leather school shoes and school hat, to and from the School and on public transport. Students are required to wear their sports cap when lining up to board the buses and do not need to take their school hat to the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.
Girls are permitted to change into House-coloured clothing at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre. Students should swim in Girls Grammar togs/swimsuits and must compete in a House-coloured swim cap. Caps can be purchased at the P&F Uniform Shop.
If parents wish to drop-off and collect their daughter/s to or from the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, they must provide a note to their daughter’s House Group Teacher by Monday 25 February 2019, otherwise girls are expected to travel to and from the venue by bus. Parents collecting their daughters from the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, are requested to do so by 2.20 pm otherwise their daughter will be transported back to the School by bus.
Refreshments will be available to purchase at The Brisbane Aquatic Centre canteen. However, students are encouraged to bring lunch and a water bottle. Glass bottles are not permitted in the complex.
We look forward to an enjoyable 2019 Interhouse Swimming Carnival.
Mrs Anne Ingram